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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) (opens in new tab):

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 (opens in new tab):

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 (opens in new tab) 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
News Writer and apps editor

Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com (opens in new tab).

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.