Consumer Reports' conclusion is big news, because many still rely on the site when making purchase decisions. Consumer Reports' proclamation could certainly influence those who come across the warning when searching for information on Surfaces.
There's a thread in our forums dedicated to the subject and whether or not it will have a lasting effect on the Surface brand.
Personally, I think it definitely will have a negative impact on Surface. It certainly won't help Surface sales. And it's hard to forget such a damning conclusion from a mostly-reputable site like Consumer Reports, even if proves over time to be misinformed.
What do you think? Have Consumer Reports' findings changed the way you think of Surface? Would the warning stop you from buying one? And is the whole thing a big deal for Microsoft? Hit the forum link below and chime in.
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