New firmware updates are available for Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3

by Email Twitter: laurentgiret Jan 31st, 2020 inNews

Microsoft has released new firmware updates for the Intel and AMD variants of its new Surface Laptop 3 (via MSPoweruser). As usual, the new bits are rolling out in stages and you may not be able to get them immediately via Windows Update.

For owners of a Surface Laptop 3 with an Intel processor, the January 2020 firmware updates bring improvements to graphics stability, audio performance, and overall system stability. You can get more details in the full release notes below:

  • Surface Integration – System devices: 19.62.139.0 improves display brightness scenarios and improves integration between system services.
  • Intel(R) ICLS Client – Software devices: 1.58.48.0 improves integration between system services.
  • Intel(R) Iris(R) Plus Graphics Extension: 26.20.100.7641 improves graphics stability and performance and improves integration between system services.
  • Intel(R) Iris(R) Plus Graphics – Display adapters: 26.20.100.7641 improves graphics stability and performance.
  • Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (intel(R) SST) Audio Controller – System devices: 10.24.0.3316 improves audio performance.
  • Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED – System devices: 10.24.0.3316 improves audio performance.
  • Realtek Hardware Support Application – Software components: 11.0.6000.92 improves audio performance.
  • Realtek Device Extension: 6.1.0.2 improves integration between system services.
  • Realtek High Definition Audio (SST) – Sound, video, and game controllers: 6.0.8846.1 improves audio
    performance.
  • Surface Integration Service Device – System devices: 5.91.139.0 improves integration between system services.
  • Surface Light Sensor – System devices: 1.35.139.0 improves system light balance and contrast.
  • Intel(R) Management Engine Interface – System devices: 13.0.1319.1 improves system stability.
  • Surface RETIMER – Firmware: 0.36.0.0 improves system stability.
  • Surface UEFI – Firmware: 7.100.140.0 improves system stability.

The 15” consumer version of the Surface Laptop 3 is the first Surface device to ship with AMD Ryzen 5 and 7 processors (the 15” for business uses Intel Core i5 and i7 chips). These firmware updates for the AMD variants bring improvements for system stability and audio performance, and you can check out the full details below:

  • Surface UEFI – Firmware: 1.2134.140.0 improves system stability.
  • Surface Light Sensor – System devices: 1.35.139.0 improves system light balance and contrast.
  • Surface Integration – System devices: 18.50.139.0 improves display brightness scenarios and improves integration between system services.
  • Surface Integration Service Device – System devices: 5.91.139.0 improves integration between system services.
  • Realtek Device Extension: 6.1.0.2 improves audio performance.
  • Realtek High Definition Audio – Sound, video, and game controllers: 6.0.8846.1 improves audio performance.
  • Realtek Hardware Support Application – Software components: 11.0.6000.92 improves audio performance.
  • AMD Micro PEP Device – System devices: 1.0.25.0 improves system stability.
  • AMD Radeon (TM) Vega 9 Graphics – Display Adapter: 26.20.12041.2 improves system stability and performance.

There’s a lot to like about the Surface Laptop 3, including the addition of USB-C to replace the previous DisplayPort port, as well as Microsoft making the Alcantara keyboard optional. Still, it seems that consumers continue to prefer Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablets. In its latest Windows Devices Statistics report, AdDuplex revealed that the Surface Laptop 3 was right ahead of the nice Surface Studio all-in-ones in terms of usage, while the Surface Pro 7 quickly became the 6th most popular Surface device in AdDuplex’s data for January.

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