Microsoft releases first firmware update for Surface Pro 8

Microsoft only put the new Surface Pro 8 into the race at the end of October – now the 2-1 device is getting its first firmware update. This brings a number of improvements, the update is recommended to all users.

The firmware and driver updates are now available to owners of the new Surface Pro 8. It is the first software update Microsoft has released since the new Surface series device went on sale. Accordingly, there is now a new support page with the Update history for the Surface Pro 8.

These improvements start

Now Microsoft is rolling out the very first firmware update for the Surface Pro 8, which brings some improvements. Specifically, Microsoft is improving the performance of the fingerprint reader, the cooperation with external AMD graphics cards via Thunderbolt and the haptic feedback of the new Surface Pen. There are also a number of general improvements in system stability, graphics performance and the touchscreen. We have added the highlights from the release notes at the end of the article.

The following updates are available:

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  • Surface – Ext –
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  • Surface – Ext – 1.949.137.0
  • Intel – Display –
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It is interesting that this first update is basically released so late. As a rule, the group always publishes a first bug fix update shortly after the market launch of new devices within a few days. It didn’t seem necessary this time.

Updates in November 2021

The following updates are available for Surface Pro 8 devices with Windows 10 October 2020 Update, version 20H2 or later. This update:

  • Improves the reliability of the new Type Cover fingerprint login
  • Improves graphics stability and performance.
  • Improves system security
  • Activates the new feel of the Surface Pen and improves ink performance
  • Improves the support of the Thunderbolt AMD eGPU
  • Improves the stability of the touch screen
Technical data for Microsoft Surface Pro 8
operating system Windows 11 Home, Business-Version Windows 10 Pro/Windows 11 Pro
Display 13 inch PixelSense Flow Display, 2880 x 1920 pixels, up to 120 Hertz, 3: 2 format, 10-point multi-touch, 267 ppi
CPU Intel Core i5-1135G7, Core i7-1185G7, Business-Versionen Core i3-1115G4, Core i5-1145G7, Core i7-1185G7
graphic Integrated Intel UHD Graphics (i3) or Iris Xe Graphics (i5, i7)
random access memory 8, 16, 32 GB LPDDR4x-RAM
Storage 128, 256, 512 GB or 1 terabyte SSD
Camera 10 MP autofocus with 1080p and 4K video
Front camera 5 MP mit 1080p-Video
safety TPM 2.0, Windows Hello facial recognition
Audio Two far-field studio microphones, 2 watt stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision
Connectivity Surface Connector, 2x USB C (USB 4.0/Thunderbolt 4), Type Cover-Anschluss, WLAN ax, Bluetooth 5.1, LTE optional
particularities Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, Windows Hello, Surface Pen and Dial compatible
Colours Black, platinum gray
casing Unibody-Magnesium-Design
Dimensions 287 x 9,4 x 208,3 mm
weight 891 grams
price from 1179 euros

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