Another call to Microsoft sealed the fate of my Surface Pro 3 i7 8GB RAM 512GB SSD. It is going back for a refund. The fan noise and excessive heat is too much. Yesterday I wasn’t running anything incredibly CPU or memory hungry, just browsing YouTube and the computer and the fan noise was unbearable.
Often louder than the video sound itself. Quite a strange thing to happen to such a high end computer and totally unacceptable. There is no way I could get use to it doing that noise, and if it was on my lap the one corner would most certainly burn me as it gets really hot.
Continue reading My Surface Pro 3 i7 is going back to Microsoft for a refund.
Having played around with Windows 10 on my iMac over the weekend I decided it was time to upgrade. 7 years is a good run for an Apple iMac running Windows 7. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 was my first choice, having seen it in action on the web and in store, so I bought it from the Microsoft Online Store on Sunday and it arrived today. I also got the docking station so can be a complete desktop experience at home.
In order to future proof myself, I bought the i7-500GB SSD, 8 GB RAM, Lot number 1444. It came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed and I went to update it to the latest version. It was then that I noticed the loud fan noise and excessive heat at the back. The fan noise was brief, but it returned with full vengeance when the 1GB download was complete and I started the upgrade.
Continue reading Surface Pro 3 i7 500GB Lot #1444 – Very loud and hot!