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Surface Pro 5, Surface Pro 6, and Surface Laptop 2 have updates that improve audio performance and battery life

Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • New updates are available for the Surface Pro (5th Gen), Surface Pro 6, and Surface Laptop 2.
  • The updates bring improvements to battery life, audio performance, and stability during playback of applications.
  • Surface Pro (5th Gen), Surface Pro 6, and Surface Laptop 2 users can download the updates now via Windows Update.

Microsoft's Surface Pro (5th Gen), Surface Pro 6, and Surface Laptop 2 all have updates available. The updates are largely the same for each device. They improve the stability of apps during playback, improve audio performance and battery life, and improve integration between system services.

Here's what's new for the Surface Pro (5th Gen):

Firmware versionUpdate info
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - SoftwareComponent - 11.0.6000.92Improves the application stability during playback.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - Media - 6.0.8936.1Improves audio performance and battery life.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - Extension - 6.1.0.6Improves integration between system services.
Surface – System – 6.105.139.0Improves integration between system services.

Here's everything new for the Surface Pro 6:

Firmware versionUpdate info
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - SoftwareComponent - 11.0.6000.92Improves application stability during playback.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - Media - 6.0.8936.1Improves audio performance and battery life.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - Extension - 6.1.0.6Improves integration between system services.
Surface – System – 6.105.139.0Improves integration between system services.

The Surface Laptop 2 has a similar changelog but has one additional fix:

Firmware versionUpdate info
Surface - System – 9.49.139.0Addresses system bugcheck.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - SoftwareComponent - 11.0.6000.92Improves the application stability during playback.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - Media - 6.0.8936.1Improves audio performance and battery life.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - Extension - 6.1.0.6Improves integration between system services.
Surface – System – 6.105.139.0Improves integration between system services.

You can grab these updates now through Windows Update.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

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 sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

1 Comment
  • So, in the Insider Beta Channel, I seem to have received all this on Nov. 11 on my Pro 6.
    No problems so far.