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  • This should be the best patching experience

    Posted on January 21st, 2021 at 23:10 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    So many of you know that I have several computing devices.  My favorite desktop computers are HP’s with SSD drivers (mind you with new style SSD drives now days), my favorite “normal” sized laptop is my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 carbon, and my go to travel laptop when I really want portability  is a Surface Go with cellular.  BUT and here’s the but… unlike my prior Surface small travel device the Surface Go has a slightly smaller keyboard.  It’s just small enough to make me mistype words.  Which is REALLY annoying.  So the other day when they announced the new Surface Pro 7 plus with cellular (only available for business/not consumers unfortunately) I tried out the Surface Pro keyboard to see if it was a smidge bigger so that it would type easier and I wouldn’t be mistyping quite so much.

    Now while I’m a geek, I’m a cheap geek so I look for ways to get Surface devices in a price tag that is more palatable.  The thing about Surface devices is that you can’t upgrade them and often they have the LOUSIEST patching and servicing experiences EVER.  You would think they get feature releases first.  They don’t.  You would think that they would be blocked from feature updates that cause issues (they weren’t on one feature release number that I can’t remember off the top of my head and I’m a bit tired to go google for it), and they often are offered drivers that aren’t for their systems.

    Surface devices should have the absolutely BEST patching experience EVER.

    So, Microsoft, I’m giving you another shot.  I’ve just ordered a Surface Pro 7 plus with LTE Cellular.  Given that this device is touted for business, it should have the BEST patching experience ever.  As an aside, I’m a fan of the (US only I believe?) subscription site of Liftforward.com that allows you to subscribe to purchase a Surface and get the ability to trade up/replace with another version later on.

    I’ll keep you posted as to how well it behaves on Patch Tuesday.