Microsoft Is Updating Its Surface Devices Prior to the Launch of Windows 11

Ahead of Microsoft’s October 5 event, for users running older Microsoft devices, the company is releasing firmware upgrades for the Surface Book 3, Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop Go and the Surface Go 2.

First spotted by Wccftech, these updates will likely aid the Windows 10 build by adding to the system performance and fixing the stability of the OS, as well as take a look at security issues. Each of the above-listed devices is getting its own update catering to its issues.

Why is Microsoft Rolling Out These Firmware Updates?


The Surface Pro 7, for instance, is getting the firmware update build 13.0.1763.7 whilst the Surface Laptop Go is receiving 13.0.1763.7. The Surface Book 3 and Go 2 are receiving multiple updates to fix a few Windows 10 related issues.

For those wondering as to how they can install the firmware update, one needs to go to the Settings, then select Update and Security, following which they need to select Windows Update.

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Surface Duo 2

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In other Microsoft news, the company is trying its hand at the Surface Duo 2, its second attempt at a foldable. This comes after multiple leaks and rumours in relation to the Surface Duo 2. The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 retails for $1499.

In terms of what is different, the design remains unchanged, with the only difference being that Microsoft is making use of two separate displays instead of folding one panel. The displays are 5.8-inches in size, slightly up from the 5.6-inch panel on the original Surface Duo.

The display combines for an 8.3-inch panel, with curved edges to the side. The display comes with a high refresh rate display, with support for 90Hz. Users can also see the time and notifications on the hinge when it is not open.

Microsoft has also introduced its new Surface Slim Pen 2 which can be wirelessly charged by the foldable when it is attached. The buttons on the pen are no longer on the edge and are now on the flat side, with the pen tip also getting sharper.

On Windows, Microsoft says users will get vibrations to replicate the feel of a pen on paper, with the exact statement being that it sends “tactile signals through the touch receptors in your fingertips.”

Optics wise there is some difference, but before that, it is worth noting that the bezels to the top and bottom are still present. Coming to the rear, there is a triple-lens system with a 12MP wide sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide sensor and a 12MP telephoto sensor. This means that the device will no longer lay flat like its predecessor or fold fully like the original Duo.

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