Microsoft Surface update tweaks performance
Microsoft releases patches for the Surface RT tablet, which include performance improvements.
On the same day that Microsoft released patches for Windows 8, it is also furnishing a system firmware update for Surface RT along with Windows RT operating system updates.
"Surface is definitely running smoother...App transitions seem snappier," said a reader commenting below a ZDNet article.
CNET's Surface review last month said performance could be "slow at times."
Fixes listed under a "cumulative update" include performance improvements "when you wake the computer and when the computer is asleep, in order to improve battery life" and a patch for "an issue that may prevent Windows Store Apps from being installed fully."
Microsoft's Surface RT tablet runs a version of Windows 8 written for ARM processors -- the first time for a mainstream Windows OS to run on the same chips that power Android smartphones and tablets. Therefore, some Initial hiccups were expected.