Surface Go 2 firmware update improves pen performance

Surface Go 2 Display Angle
Surface Go 2 Display Angle (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Surface Go 2 has a new firmware update.
  • The update improves pen performance when a palm is touching the screen.
  • The update also improves system stability.

Microsoft just rolled out a firmware update for the Surface Go 2. The update improves pen performance when a palm is on the screen and also improves general stability.

Here's a look at what's new, according to Microsoft's Surface Update History (opens in new tab):

  • Elantech Ltd. – Firmware - Surface Touch - Firmware - improves pen performance when your palm is on the device.
  • Surface – Firmware – Surface UEFI – Firmware - improves system stability.

The Surface Go 2 is a recent addition to Microsoft's Surface lineup. It has a larger display than its predecessor while maintaining the same body size. You can check out our full review of the Surface Go 2 to read more about the device.

The latest firmware update for the Surface Go 2 should be available now through Windows Update.

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  • This headline is bogas, I got the new pen firmware and I still can't draw any better.
  • Note: Improves pen performance, not drawing performance :)
  • One thing I'm realizing is that the Surface Go could be a great, somewhat cheap dedicated note taking device. An alternative to getting a cheap pen enabled mobile OS tablet. The size is perfect. Plus it has a built in kickstand and can run Win32 apps if you need it. Nice little device. Of course there have been other small pen enabled Windows tablets (not all great!) but this one looks like the king of them.