Dell XPS 13 (9350) with InfinityDisplay grabs optimizing 1.1.9 BIOS update
Just a few days ago we reported that the Dell XPS 15 (9550) picked up a new BIOS update that fixed many smaller problems related to sleep and power optimization. Today, it's the original trendsetting XPS 13 (9350) that is getting its shot at a new BIOS. This update is for the brand new XPS 13 released with the newer Intel Skylake processor in late 2015.
The BIOS update brings the system from 1.1.7 to 1.1.9 with refreshes for BIOS Guard, embedded controller, Intel management engine and other components. The update is listed as 'optional' and does not contain any specifics for a changelog making this less of a priority. Still, if you want things in tip top shape you will want to grab your AC plug and download the relatively small executable.
Additionally, over the last few days, Dell has also updated the Intel 100 Series Chipset Driver and Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Driver for the XPS 13 (9350) as well so make sure you have those refreshed too.
To check for system files updates just head here to Dell's website (opens in new tab) and run their auto-check tool. You can then sort by date to see what was released and when.
Thanks, Mark B., for the tip!
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I love this latop!
Is this the original one or the second gen?? And one off topic question.... For how much can I get this laptop i.e.the first gen?? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
2nd gen (with Skylake)
Microsoft, get on it, SP4 could use a thermal framework and firmware upate!
Does this update fix the graphic driver problem that crashes it on a daily basis in heavy use? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
We had a major issue with this bios on a couple of our new Dell XPS 13s running bitlocker on samsung 950 pros. 'Bricked' them both. However, the fix was to jump into bios and disable secure boot, enable ALL the LEGACY boot options and boot to the boot menu, then select bios updater. Then and only then could we get the bios updater to work. Downgrading to 1.1.7 didn't solve it , so we ended up downgrading back to the one it shipped with 1.0.5. This fixed it. Just remember to turn on secure boot and the UEFI settings for windows 10.