Well, that concerns me. Contact Microsoft and they'll replace it with a refurb (just started this today. I've already contacted MS support and it's being worked.) That said the problem is totally hardware with the machine -- no difference in other operating systems.
Someone did offer a good idea; Enable seconds on the taskbar clock. The activity should do what taskman has been. It's not perfect but doesn't require you to move taskman around.
Hi @k98xo the best option is to get your device replaced, or I will say the only option is that one.
You may still have an year of warranty left for FlickerGate as MS is now offering replacement. I hope you get a non defective replacement soon.
Contact MS suppprt and they will set you up