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 Name||Version and Update|
|Surface TCON device -Human Interface Devices||220.127.116.11 - Resolves screen refresh issues.|
|Surface Panel – Monitor||18.104.22.168 Resolves the adaptive brightness issue.|
|Surface System Aggregator – Firmware||10.24.139.0 Improves the power and graphics performance; resolves the USB-C issue. Surface - HIDClass - 22.214.171.124|
|Surface TCON device -Human Interface Devices (For LTE Advanced)||126.96.36.199 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.
Better and faster than ever
Seems faster with LTE
Addressing the needs of enterprise and education markets, Microsoft's Surface Pro 7+ brings a few new features to its classic laptop. With an option for LTE, removable SSD, and the latest Intel processors, Surface Pro 7+ should be an excellent choice out in the field.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
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