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The first firmware update for the Surface Pro 7+ resolves issues with its screen

Surface Pro 7plus
Surface Pro 7plus (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft's Surface Pro 7+ has its first firmware update.
  • The update addresses issues with screen brightness and refreshing.
  • The Surface Pro 7+ was announced around two weeks ago.

Microsoft's Surface Pro 7+ was only announced about two weeks ago, but it has its first firmware update. The update includes several resolutions to screen-related issues, including screen refresh issues and adaptive brightness issues. As is the case with most firmware updates, this update does not include any new features.

Here's everything that's new for the Surface Pro 7+, as found on a Microsoft support page (opens in new tab):

Device Manager NameVersion and Update
Surface TCON device -Human Interface Devices160.146.4.0 - Resolves screen refresh issues.
Surface Panel – Monitor6.12.139.0 Resolves the adaptive brightness issue.
Surface System Aggregator – Firmware10.24.139.0 Improves the power and graphics performance; resolves the USB-C issue. Surface - HIDClass - 160.146.3.0
Surface TCON device -Human Interface Devices (For LTE Advanced)160.146.3.0 Resolves screen refresh issues.

The Surface Pro 7+ features a removable SSD and runs on Intel 11th Gen processors. It also has Iris Xe graphics. Microsoft claims that between the CPU and GPU and improvements, the Surface Pro 7+ is "2.1 times faster" than before.

The Surface Pro 7+ is aimed at business users, though anyone can buy one.

The latest firmware update for the Surface Pro 7+ started rolling out on January 20, 2021, but we now have a full changelog.

Sean Endicott
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2 Comments
  • I bought the Surface Pro 7+ (a black i7, 16GB, 256GB) a few days ago. It's a nice upgrade from my Surface Pro 5 (i5, 8GB, 256GB) and I can reuse the type cover and pen.
  • Hasn't this thing only been out a week?