The secret is out, folks. Surface Pro 3 suffers from a similar widespread WiFi issue that plagued other tablets in the family. Luckily, Microsoft is on it, and is preparing a fix for this pesky little problem.

You can read up on the details here, with reports that some owners are returning their Surface Pro 3 tablets. It, obviously, does not help matters that the slate does not come with cellular connectivity built in, though the option of using USB dongles is always available.

Anyway, while Redmond has not talked about this in any official capacity right now, it appears that the company is cooking up a fix, and will release it alongside this month’s updates.

The July Patch Tuesday update cycle is scheduled for this week.

The Surface Pro 3, on the other hand, was officially unveiled on May 20, and shipment started towards the middle of June. Even though the top of the line model retailed for as much as $1,949, it appears that many decided to purchase the tablet.

Only to find this limited WiFi issue to rear its head that makes it impossible to browse the Internet after resuming from standby. A rather odd issue, but the positive here is that this appears to be a software problem in nature, as opposed to a hardware bug.

Here is hoping it is fixed soon.

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  1. Way too long of a wait for a tablet that costs what it does. I’m glad they figured it out, but it shouldn’t of happened in the first place.

    • I wish cost will affect how fast they deliver fixes, but in reality, it does not matter at all. If you have worked in software industry, you should have known this and will not link these 2 unrelated things together.

      • WillyThePooh,

        I think the point Yorker was making was that this shouldn’t of happened in general. The main reason being that a top of the line product that people pay a premium for should have the wifi working right away. Microsoft constantly releases things too early and then needs to patch them.

        • WillyThePooh / July 7, 2014 at 7:25 pm /Reply

          Think of 787, it costs several billions each. But it has a lot of problems even after it is delivered. How long it takes for Boeing to fix the battery problem? So I said price has nothing related to number of bugs. It’s a myth that high price means bug free or fast bug fixing.

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