New Surface Pro 4 firmware rolling out with battery tweaks and more

Microsoft has begun rolling out a new firmware update for the Surface Pro 4. Like most previous firmware updates, this batch includes plenty of general improvements all around, the most notable of which is an improvement to the tablet's battery life during sleep.

Here's a look at what's new according to the Surface Update History page:

  • Microsoft Driver update for Surface Embedded Controller Firmware - 103.1684.256.0 improves battery life during sleep.
  • Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Precise Touch Device - disables touch when cover is closed, and improves stability.
  • Surface driver update for Surface Integration - adjusts system Hibernation defaults.
  • Microsoft driver update for Surface Touch Servicing ML - 1.0.724.0 optimizes touch functionality.
  • Surface driver update for Surface System Aggregator - 103.1610.256.0 resolves screen brightness issue when device comes out of sleep.
  • Surface driver update for Surface UEFI - 106.1624.768.0 refines brightness settings.
  • Microsoft Driver update for Surface Touch - optimizes touch functionality.

There are no security updates included here, but that's not a bad list of tweaks overall. There aren't any similar updates for other Surface devices just yet, but Surface Pro 4 owners should be able to grab the above updates via Windows Update now.

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