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Microsoft Surface devices fail on reliability: Consumer Reports

August 10, 2017 By Salvador Rodriguez SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The breakage rate for Microsoft Corp’s Surface devices is significantly worse than for other manufacturers’ laptops and tablets, Consumer Reports said, adding that it was removing its “recommended” designation for Surface products. The non-profit publication surveyed 90,000 tablet and laptop owners and found that an estimated 25 percent of those with Microsoft Surface devices would be presented with “problems by the end of the second year of ownership,” according to a study published on Thursday. “If you are very concerned…

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Tesla must complete brake fix to regain top safety rating: Consumer Reports

April 28, 2017 By Nick Carey DETROIT (Reuters) – Tesla Inc needs to complete fixing its Model S sedan emergency braking system to regain Consumer Reports’ top safety rating, the magazine said on Friday, noting that a recent update by the luxury electric car maker was not enough. The magazine, which provides an annual rating of vehicles sold in the United States, said on Wednesday the sedan had lost its top ranking in the ultra-luxury car category for failing to install the feature that it had promised to owners as…

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