Yikes! You should probably hold off on that Microsoft Surface purchase you’re thinking about, and hopefully you haven’t already been swindled.

Consumer Reports announced Thursday it’s withdrawing its coveted “recommendation” badge from four Microsoft Surface laptops that were previously blessed with the recognition.

The reason: It estimates about 25 percent of Surface computers will break within two years of ownership — an abysmal rate of reliability compared to other popular laptops and tablets.

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