Surface 3 gets rare firmware update with security fixes in tow

The Surface 3 hasn't received a firmware update since late-2016, but, if you have one lying around, Microsoft is changing things up a bit by pushing a fresh set of fixes out to the device.

The latest updates include compatibility improvements with high-res external displays, along with a patch for the dreaded Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities that were first disclosed in January. Here's a look at what's new:

  • Surface – Firmware – 1.51116.198.0 - Surface UEFI – Firmware: 1.51116.198.0 resolves potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 180002.
  • Intel Corporation – Display adapters – - Intel(R) HD Graphics – Display adapters: improves compatibility with high resolution external displays on Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

The updates are available now for all Surface 3 devices on the Windows 10 Creators Update and newer, and should be available to grab via Windows Update now.

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