Surface Laptop 1 and Surface Laptop 2 get new firmware updates with graphics performance improvements

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Microsoft is currently rolling out a series for the users of the first and second-generation models of the Surface Laptop. Specifically, the Surface Laptop 1 updates bring a host of fixes, including improvements to graphics performance, security, and overall system stability. Here’s a look at the release notes from the Surface update history page:

  • Intel(R) HD Graphics – Display adapters: Improves graphics and system stability.
  • Intel(R) ICLS Client - Extension: Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) ICLS Client - Software devices: Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Management Engine Interface - System devices: Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
  • Surface ME - Firmware: Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

The updates for the second-generation Surface Laptop are mostly identical, including the same graphics performance updates with a different version number (27.20.100.8681). However, the Surface Laptop 2 is receiving an additional fix for the Intel Display Graphics Adapter that fixes security and stability issues. Here is the changelog for the additional firmware update:

  • Intel® Display Graphics Adapter Driver - Extension: Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

In case you missed it, Microsoft has also released March 2021 firmware updates for its Surface Go, Surface Go 2, and Surface Laptop Go recently. You can find more details in our previous post.

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