Laptops and tablets are often found to accumulate dust and germs as users don’t hesitate touching the screens and keyboards with their dirty hands or use them in their bathrooms. Even if they don’t do so, dirt does eventually show up on the devices after sometime.
Although there are several ways to clean a tablet or laptop, but unfortunately, the best way is not yet known. To tackle this issue, Microsoft has come forward to list ways by means of which Surface Pro 3 users can clean and sanitize their tablet/laptop hybrid to make it safe for use in a hospital or clinical environment.
Microsoft noted that healthcare customers can sanitize Microsoft Surface Pro 3 devices without any risk of damaging the device using one of the recommended solutions — PDI Sani-Cloth Plus, CaviWipes, Covidien Alcohol Prep Pads, any similar wipes with IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) solution under 70 percent, Total Solutions Full Spectrum Disinfectant Wipes, or Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Wipes.
The Redmond further explained that alcohol-based solutions can also be used to clean the entire Surface Type Cover 3 without damage. Total Solutions Wipes may leave cotton fibers on the bottom side of the Type Cover 3, but the fibers can be later removed by hand.
Prolonged use of Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Wipes may discolor the bottom surface of the Type Cover 3, so they are therefore not recommended to sanitize the Type Cover 3. Furthermore, users should not douse the items with solution, but rather use pre-moistened wipes or apply IPA to application cloth and use the cloth on the unit.
While normal users may not have access to all these medical-grade cleaning items, they can use wipes with less than 70 percent Isopropyl Alcohol solution to clean and make their tablets germ-free.