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Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 4 get new firmware updates

Users of Microsoft’s new Surface Book 2 and Pro 4 will be getting firmware updates today. Like all firmware updates, the new updates include a host of refinements to improve the user experience of Microsoft’s new tablet and laptop devices.

Anyone with a Surface Book 2 can expect improvements in the usability of the Surface Pen on this device, including its top button failing when no clip is present. Additionally, stability improvements have been added to areas such as wireless security improvements, UEFI stability upgrades, and updates to several Intel drivers such as those for the touchscreen, graphics, wireless, and audio. The list is rather hefty for those who wish to see the full set of changes:

  • Surface Pen Firmware Update – System devices 3.0.10.1 – Resolves intermittent pen top button click failure on Surface Pen with no clip-on Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809.
  • Surface Pen Integration Device – Human Interface Devices 1.0.9.0 – Enables firmware update to Surface Pen with no clip.
  • Intel (R) UHD Graphics 620 24.20.100.6293 – Improves system stability.
  • Intel (R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel® SST) OED 9.21.0.3755 – Improves audio in Pandora application.
  • Surface UEFI 389.2370.769.0  – Improves system stability.
  • Detection Verification 1.0.140.0  – Enables Intel SST detection functionality.
  • Marvel AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter – Bluetooth 15.68.9125.57  – Improves wireless security.
  • Marvel AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller – Network adapters 15.68.9125.57  – Improves wireless security.
  • Surface Integration Service Device – System devices 4.14.139.0  – Improves battery reporting.
  • Surface Pen Firmware Update – System 3.0.7.0 – Required for improvement to ink on hover threshold.
  • Surface Pen Integration Device – Human Interface Devices 1.0.9.0 – Improves ink on hover threshold.
  • Surface UEFI 389.2370.769.0  – Improves system stability.
  • Intel (R) AVStream Camera 2500 – Camera 30.15063.6.6082 – Improves system stability.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050/1060 – Display adapters 23.21.13.9140 – Improves system stability.
  • Surface ME – Firmware 11.8.50.3448 – Improves system stability.
  • Surface System Aggregator – Firmware 182.510.137.0 – Improves docking compatibility.
  • HID PCI Minidriver for ISS – Human Interface Devices 3.1.0.3524 – Improves system stability.
  • Intel (R) Precise Touch Device – Human Interface Devices 1.2.0.100– Improves system stability.
  • Intel (R) Audio Display – Sound, video and game controllers 10.25.0.8 – Improves system stability.
  • Intel (R) Control Logic – System devices 30.15063.6.6082 – Improves system stability.
  • Intel (R) CSI2 Host Controller – System devices 30.15063.6.6082 – Improves system stability.
  • Intel (R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework General Participant – System devices 8.3.10207.5567 – Improves system stability.
  • Intel (R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Manager – System devices 8.3.10207.5567 – Improves system stability.
  • Intel (R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Power Participant – System devices 8.3.10207.5567 – Improves system stability.
  • Intel (R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Processor Participant – System devices 8.3.10207.5567 – Improves system stability.
  • Intel (R) Imaging Signal Processor 2500 – System devices 30.15063.6.6082 – Improves system stability.
  • Intel (R) Integrated Sensor Solution – System devices 3.1.0.3524 – Improves system stability.
  • Intel (R) Management Engine Interface – System devices 11.7.0.1057 – Improves system stability.
  • Intel (R) Serial IO GPIO Host Controller – System devices 30.100.1725.1 – Improves system stability.
  • Intel (R) Serial IO 12C Host Controller – System devices 30.100.1725.1 – Improves system stability.
  • Intel (R) Serial IO UART Host Controller – System devices 30.100.1725.1 – Improves system stability.
  • ISS Dynamic Bus Enumerator – System devices 3.1.0.3524 – Improves system stability.
  • Microsoft Camera Front-System devices 30.15063.6.6082 – Improves system stability.
  • Microsoft Camera Rear – System devices 30.15063.6.6082 – Improves system stability.
  • Microsoft IR Camera Front – System devices 30.15063.6.6082 – Improves system stability.
  • Surface Base 2 Firmware Update – System devices 1.72.139.0 – Improves battery stability and keyboard backlight.
  • Surface Integration – System devices 4.8.136.0 – Improves hibernation and system stability.

Interestingly, those on the Surface Pro 4 can expect only a single change in this update, which improves the Intel HD graphics display driver on the device:

  • Intel (R) HD Graphics 520 – Display adapter  24.20.100.6299 – improves browser stability.

Those who wish to download the updates promptly can open Settings, navigate to Update and Security, then Check for updates. Feel free to leave your thoughts on the improvements below.

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Which one is your daily driver, the Surface Book 2 or Surface Pro 4?