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Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 just got a firmware update; here's what's new

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Surface Laptop 3 15 (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Surface Laptop 3 recently received a firmware update.
  • The update improves performance and stability but doesn't include any new features.
  • Microsoft has rolled out firmware updates to several Surface devices over the last week.

The Surface firmware update marathon continues. The Surface Laptop 3 just received a firmware update, joining the Surface Laptop Go, Go 2, Laptop Go, Laptop, and Laptop 2 that also recently got firmware updates. That means that quite a few of the best Surface PCs have gotten an update over the last few days.

The Surface Laptop 3 firmware update improves performance and security but doesn't include any new features. Here's the complete changelog:

Device Manager NameVersion and Update
Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST) Audio Controller - System devices10.24.0.4813 - Improves audio performance and battery life.
Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST) OED - System devices10.24.4813.245 - Improves audio performance and battery life.
Intel WiFi 6 AX201 160MHz - Network adapters22.20.0.6 - Improves Wi-Fi reliability and stability.
Intel Wireless Bluetooth - Bluetooth22.20.1.1 - Improves Bluetooth reliability and stability.
Realtek Hardware Support Application - Software components11.0.6000.92 - Improves audio performance and device stability.
Realtek Device Extension - Extn6.1.0.9 - Improves integration between system services.
Realtek High Definition Audio (SST) - Sound, video, and game controllers6.0.9083.3 - Improves audio performance and device stability.
Detection Verification - System devices1.0.1709.0 - Improves Cortana voice activation scenarios.
Surface Trusted Platform Module 2.0 - Security devices7.2.2.0 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

The firmware update started rolling out on March 8, 2021, so you should be able to grab it through Windows Update now.

If you're looking for more exciting Surface news, recent reports suggest that a Surface Laptop 4 is on the way. We don't know all of the details about the device at this time but alleged leaks of its CPU specs recently emerged online.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

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