It hasn’t been the best of starts for the ARM-powered Microsoft Surface RT tablet, with modest sales, reduced forecasts, audio issues and split covers, and the revelation that the OS takes up 16GB on the 32GB model.
On the plus side, alongside updates for Windows 8, Microsoft has rolled out seven patches for the Surface RT. Huzzah?
The seven Microsoft Surface RT patches haven’t made a great deal of difference, other than general “performance improvements”.
The Verge’s Tom compared a patched Microsoft Surface RT with an unpatched model, and noted that apps appear to launch a tad quicker, around two seconds faster than before.
Two of the seven Microsoft Surface RT patches pertain to Windows RT security issues. Not massively exciting, but important nonetheless. Prob’ly.
Unfortunately, the Microsoft Surface RT patches don’t address the aforementioned audio issue, though it’s thought that the whole thing has been blown out of proportion, iDevice-style.
We expect many potential buyers will hold off for the full-fat Windows 8 version of the Microsoft Surface – the Surface Pro. It’s expected earlyish next year, though it’ll cost a fair bit more.