Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 get new firmware updates on launch day

Surface Laptop 3 15 Inch

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 might have only just become available for purchase, but the Redmond giant is already pushing the first firmware updates for these new devices (via WindowsBlogItalia). These firmware updates provide reliability enhancements and fixes, such as for the purpose of improving battery life or improved service integration on both devices.

The Surface Pro 7 also receives driver updates to improve Cortana speech recognition, among other general improvements. Here’s the full list:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Surface – Firmware – 14.42.139.0 Surface System Aggregator– Firmware

  • 14.42.139.0 helps improve battery life.
Surface – System – 5.80.139.0 Surface Integration – System devices

  • 5.80.139.0 improves integration between services.

 

Surface – System – 21.25.139.0 Surface Integration Service Device – System devices

  • 21.25.139.0 improves integration between services.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. – MEDIA – 6.0.8778.2 Realtek High Definition Audio(SST)– Sound, video and game controller

  • 6.0.8778.2 improves Cortana speech experience.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. – Extension – 6.0.8778.2 Realtek Device Extension

  • 6.0.8778.2 improves Cortana speech experience.

The Surface Laptop 3 with running on the latest Intel Core processors also received numerous improvements, such enhancements for the Iris Plus display drivers to improve battery life. Here’s the full list.

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Surface – Firmware – 14.42.139.0 Surface System Aggregator– Firmware

  • 14.42.139.0 helps improve battery life.
Surface – System – 5.80.139.0 Surface Integration – System devices

  • 5.80.139.0 improves integration between services.

 

Surface – System – 21.25.139.0 Surface Integration Service Device – System devices

  • 21.25.139.0 improves integration between services.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. – MEDIA – 6.0.8778.2 Realtek High Definition Audio(SST)– Sound, video and game controller

  • 6.0.8778.2 improves Cortana speech experience.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. – Extension – 6.0.8778.2 Realtek Device Extension

  • 6.0.8778.2 improves Cortana speech experience.

The Surface Laptop 3 with the AMD Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition also has its own share of improvements, including:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Surface – Firmware – 16.16.139.0 Surface System Aggregator– Firmware

  • 16.16.139.0 helps improve battery life.
Surface – System – 18.47.139.0 Surface Integration – System devices

  • 18.47.139.0 improves integration between services.
Surface – System – 5.80.139.0 Surface Integration Service Device – System devices

  • 5.80.139.0 improves integration between services.
Surface – System – 2.42.139.0 Surface Hot Plug – System devices

  • 2.42.139.0 improves device reliability.
Surface – HIDClass – 2.46.139.0 Surface Hid Mini Driver – Human interface devices

  • 2.46.139.0 improves device reliability.

It’s definitely a good thing to see Microsoft rushing on battery enhancements for these devices, especially given how the company has had a history of battery drain issues for its other devices. Microsoft says it’s not currently aware of any other issues with its new devices, but that’ll be up to the consumers to see for themselves once they’re able to get their hands on them.

Are you looking into getting yourself one of these new devices, or would you prefer to wait and see from others about the reliability of them? Let us know in the comments area below.

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