Consumer Reports pulls recommendation for Microsoft’s Surface products due to quality issues


  • John Lofwire

    Ah funny one news is to promote ipad pro and the next is to downgrade microsoft surface..

    got to love bias toward apple in tech website..

    • Brad Fortin

      The bias only exists in your mind. Other publications are reporting the same thing.

  • ciderrules

    Consumer Reports is garbage when it comes to reviews on tech.

    • Marshall Davidson

      Pretty much. I don’t know of anyone that cares too much what they say about any product anymore but that being said what ‘breakage issues’ are they talking about here? What they cite are problems that could be attributed to a wide variety of touch screen or keyboard devices and I know many who use these devices and without any of the problems described.

      The idea they are more prevalent in a Surface than other units out there is laughable.

  • Andrew Holt

    I’m thinking apple pretty much sent Consumer Reports a check behind closed doors. Been using a Surface Pro for years, and many of my peers have one too. Never had an issue. Used to use MacBook Pro’s before.

    • gommer strike

      Naw. Consumer Reports dinged MacBooks pretty hard, remember?

    • John Lofwire

      Then turned around pretty hard remember? Money change everything.

    • Brad Fortin

      Of course that’s what it is. It can’t be due to the legitimate issues people have been experiencing, that would be reasonable. Instead there has to be some sort of conspiracy at foot!

  • gommer strike

    Consumer Reports *rolls eyes*

    OK fine. I get that it’s supposed to be so-called trusted review place for the everyman. A place people go to, when they don’t have the time nor inclination to get all nerdy and dirty with the tech gadgets(yes yes I know they review well, basically everything).

    I just have to laugh though, when they review a device based on what it is, as if it’s like a flip phone or something, and they don’t go into well, the fact that today’s electronic are very complex machines that can do anything – they’re only limited by software.

    I’m sorry but Consumer Reports wouldn’t be the place I’d go to for any serious tech review. And to be fair – same goes for all these Youtubers who are all quality HD video but trash content(yes you Linus, with your “raid 5 striped in Windows” stuff).

  • Jon Duke

    There is no way I will ever believe Acer breaks less than Surface. You could’ve convinced me with Apple, Asus and even Samsung but Acer? Impossible.