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  1. Surface Book 2 gets updates for graphics improvements and more It's once again time for some Surface updates from Microsoft, and this time, it's the Surface Book 2 that's getting some fresh firmware and drivers. The date on the updates is April 2, and they're for anyone that's running Windows 10 version 1903 or higher, as usual. The main improvements found in the updates seems to be improvements for Intel UHD Graphics, although there are also promises of security updates in the new firmware. Here's the full changelog:
  2. Surface Laptop 1 and 2 get new firmware and driver updates It's time once again for a new batch of Surface firmware and driver updates from Microsoft. The company is rolling out a handful of new updates for both the first and second generations of the Surface Laptop, and as tends to be the case, the focus is on improving the overall stability of the system. The list of updates is nearly identical for the two devices, though there are a couple of differences. For the first-generation Surface Laptop, you'll be seeing these updates: Win
  3. Microsoft release new Surface Pro 7 firmware updates with Surface Pen improvements, more Today Microsoft released new system updates for all Surface Pro 7 devices running Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903 or greater. These updates will improve graphics and Surface Pen performance. Find the full changelog below. Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name Version and Update Intel Corporation – Display – 27.20.100.8681 Intel(R) Iris(R) Plus Graphics –
  4. Surface Duo gets February Android security patch and other improvements It's only been a few weeks since Microsoft rolled out a software update for the Surface Duo, since the December and January updates got pushed back and ended up releasing at the end of last month. Now, it's time for the February update, and it comes with the usual monthly Android security patch, in addition to some other improvements. This week, Microsoft released the Surface Duo in Europe, and that means the update is rolling out to users in both markets. While the updates in the U.S.
  5. AMD-based Surface Laptop 3 updates improve graphics and stability It's once again time for a new batch of updates to make their way to Surface devices, specifically the Surface Laptop 3 with AMD chipsets. Microsoft is rolling out a set of driver and firmware updates that improve the overall stability and performance of the device, just a week after similar updates were rolled out to the Intel variants. As a reminder, AMD processors are found in the consumer variants of the Surface Laptop 3 15-inch, while the 13.5-inch models and business variants of the lap
  6. Surface Laptop Go receives February 2021 firmware update Microsoft has released the February 2021 firmware Update for Surface Laptop Go. The update includes audio performance improvements, improved integration between system services and stability, improved Bluetooth stability, Wi-Fi stability improvement, security updates, and more. You can read the full official changelog below. SURFACE LAPTOP GO FEBRUARY UPDATE CHANGELOG Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name Version and Update
  7. Microsoft rolling out new driver and firmware updates for the Surface Laptop 3 Microsoft has released a set of driver and firmware updates for the Surface Laptop 3. The updates are rolling out for devices sporting Intel processors, which are Ice Lake parts that are housed in the 13.5-inch variant and the 15-inch variant sold to business users. The Laptop 3 comes in both Intel and AMD flavors. The latter ships in the consumer-focused 15-inch version. As for the updates themselves, it is a modest one with a bunch of Intel-specific fixes that focus on the secu
  8. Surface Duo begins receiving its first firmware update for 2021 Microsoft is rolling out a new firmware update for the Surface Duo, making it the first update in over two months. While the firm had been serving monthly updates for the dual-screened Android device, it skipped the December update owing to the holidays and reportedly due to a tricky bug. Today’s release brings with it a bunch of improvements along with the December and January Android security patches. What it does not bring is the Android 11 update, of which there is no information from the company.
  9. Surface Pro 7+ gets its first round of firmware and driver updates Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro 7+ a couple of weeks ago, being a relatively small upgrade over the existing Surface Pro 7. Now, the company has added the device to the Surface update history page, and there's already a set of firmware and driver updates available. The updates are dated back to January 20, but the changelog has only now been posted, so we get an idea of the improvements included with them. This batch includes four different updates, but they're mostly focused on address
  10. Microsoft updates the support lifecycle dates for a bunch of Surface PCs Microsoft has updated the Surface driver and firmware support lifecycle document (spotted by ZDNet) to reflect details of the support timeframe for a host of Surface devices. These include recently launched devices like the Surface Laptop Go, Surface Go 2, and updates to older devices like the Surface Book 2, Laptop and more. The updated dates note that the company is supporting devices as old as the Pro 4 and the original Surface Book – launched in 2015 – till November 2021. Interestingly, th
  11. Microsoft rolls out updates for Surface Book 3, Laptop 3, and Pro 7 A handful of Microsoft's Surface devices are getting a slew of driver and firmware updates this week, including the Surface Laptop 3, Book 3, and Pro 7. All of the devices getting updates are powered by Intel Ice Lake processors, and a few of the updates appear to be the same across the different devices. Starting with the Surface Book 3, which launched earlier this year, the updates address a few different areas, including wireless communications, audio, and the display. Here's the full lis
  12. Surface Go receives the September firmware update Microsoft has released a fresh batch of firmware updates for the first-gen Microsoft Surface Go. The new update improves Smart Charging reliability, camera experience and more. The new update comes just after Microsoft released the September firmware updates for other Surface devices. You can head down to check out the official changelog for the update: Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name Version and Update Surface – Firmware –
  13. Surface Laptop 1 is getting September 2020 firmware update Microsoft has released the September 2020 firmware update for the Surface Laptop. The update includes no new features, as you’d expect from a firmware update. But the update does bring improvements — it improves the battery smart charging reliability. Beyond that, the update includes no bug fixes and performance improvements. You can read the full official changelog below. CHANGELOG Surface – Firmware – 145.603.139.0 Surface System Aggregator – Firmware 145.603.139.0
  14. Battery issues strike Surface users once again, with new Surface Pro 5 and 6 tablets affected Users are reporting that their older Surface Pro models are no longer living up to their initial battery life expectations. Surface users are of course not new to battery life issues; with Surface Pro 3 users in 2014 famously plagued with battery problems, that despite firmware update after firmware update, were never truly resolved. It appears that the same issues have been carried through to the Surface Pro 5 and 6. On this occasion, a raft of users are compla
  15. Many years ago, when the Surface brand was just getting started, Microsoft was using Intel and ARM-based chips for its products. While the long-term winner was Intel, as they have been supplying the chips for all Surface devices for the past couple of years, that may change, starting this fall. This fall, it is expected that Microsoft will host an event with Surface at the focus. The company will announce updates to its products but the bigger changes may be under the hood, rather than physical appearance. In previous years, we had seen Microsoft make bets on upcoming In
  16. Surface goes back to its roots with $10,000 desk Microsoft’s Surface Hub has been an unexpected success in boardrooms around the world, selling so fast that Microsoft even ran into production problems and shortages. With the introduction of the Surface Hub 2S, Microsoft expanded on this success by partnering with office furniture specialist Steel Case to release a special stand for the device. The stand enables, amongst other things, the ability to move the Surface Hub on wheels between meeting rooms. It also offers an integrated battery so that the device does not have to be
  17. Surface batteries draining 25% in 7 minutes due to new bug Surface users have recently been experiencing battery degradation issues, and the cause is thought to be the latest Windows and firmware updates. Victims of the bug have taken to Microsoft’s community forum to share their experiences. One Surface Laptop 2 user reported significant battery drainage overnight after shutdown: Lately, after I shutdown (full shutdown, not sleep or hibernate) my fully charged Surface Laptop 2 at night, I turn it on in the morning and find that the battery has lost around 2
  18. Microsoft Release Firmware Updates for Several Surface Models Microsoft has released new firmware updates for several Surface models, including both the first- and the second-generation Surface Laptop. This month, however, the new versions do not bring too many significant improvements, though they refine the experience with certain components. First and foremost, the Surface Laptop series is getting a new firmware, with both the original version and the model launched last year being provided with this release if they are still running Windows 10 April 2018 Updat
  19. AMD Ryzen 4000-powered Microsoft Surface device may be coming soon It looks like the Surface Laptop 3 won’t be Redmond’s last AMD machine (Image credit: Future) Microsoft could be gearing up to launch Surface devices equipped with AMD’s newly-launched Ryzen 4000 APUs. Microsoft launched its first AMD-powered Surface device last year in the form the 15-inch variant of the Surface Laptop 3, which packs a custom Ryzen 7 CPU with integrated Ra
  20. Microsoft rolls out June firmware update for Surface Laptop, Laptop 2, Surface Pro, and Pro 6 Microsoft releases June firmware update for a bunch of Surface devices, including Surface Laptop, Laptop 2, Surface Pro(5th Gen), and Surface Pro 6. The new firmware update comes with improvements in graphics and system stability, it also improves connection stability and system stability. Further, the new firmware update addresses a bunch of security issues. You can see the official changelog below. Surface Laptop firmware update Changelog
  21. One of the criticisms around Microsoft's Surface lineup is that it's been slow to adopt new technologies, whether it's the latest CPUs or the latest ports. With this year's lineup, the firm finally included USB Type-C on its Surface Pro 7 and Laptop 3; however, there's still no Thunderbolt 3. Thunderbolt 3 is an Intel technology that offers 40Gbps data transfer speeds, and you can use it for things like connecting an external GPU or setting up multiple 4K monitors. Every OEM except for Microsoft has adopted it in their premium PCs, and some of them have even started including it in
  22. Surface support shrivels as battery, driver, update problems persist A wide range of problems, from hardware to drivers to software, continue to dog Microsoft Surface owners. Is Microsoft doing enough to help? Mark Hachman / IDG As Microsoft approaches another round of Surface announcements, it’s more important than ever that you know how older versions of the hybrid tablet are faring. In short, we’re seeing continued, long-standing problems with batteries, keyboards, drivers, performance throttling – and support has grown long in the tooth, to th
  23. Microsoft bet against Intel with its new Surfaces — and lost The chipmaking king keeps its crown, for now Microsoft’s latest Surface hardware is now out in the world, and it’s clear that the biggest gamble that the company took with this year’s models — a move away from Intel’s market-dominating processors — hasn’t quite panned out. The focus on non-Intel chips was a big part of Microsoft’s 2019 Surface announcement. The company went out of its way to highlight the new, co-engineered Ryzen Surface Edition processor for the 15-inch Surface Laptop 3, which was
  24. For months, Microsoft has been blocking the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, or version 1903, on its own Surface Book 2 PCs. The reason was due to a known issue where the dedicated GPU driver would disappear from the Device Manager, leaving users to Intel's integrated graphics. After the PC was blocked from installing the update since July, and it's been broken since May, it's finally getting fixed. Microsoft is pushing out a series of firmware updates that will fix that issue, among a couple of others. Here's the full changelog: Windows Update Histor
  25. Microsoft's recently-announced Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 are set to be officially available starting tomorrow, but the company is already pushing out firmware updates ahead of the launch. Both devices are receiving both firmware and driver updates to improve the overall experience. The updates are available for users running Windows 10 version 1809 or later, which shouldn't really matter since the new Surface devices all ship with version 1903. For the Surface Pro 7, there are five updates, which you can see below: Windows Update History Name D
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