Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 net first round of firmware updates

Microsoft this week rolled out its first round of firmware updates for its latest devices, the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2. But if you've already gotten your hands on one of the recently launched Surfaces, the updates you get will depend on what version of Windows 10 you're running.

If you installed the Windows 10 October 2018 Update before it was pulled from its public release, you'll see two updates related to the Surface Pen on both devices. Here's a look:

  • Surface Pen Firmware Update – System devices: 3.0.10.1 resolves intermittent pen top button click failure on Surface Pen with no clip-on Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809.
  • Surface Pen Integration Device – Human Interface Devices: 1.0.9.0 enables firmware update to Surface Pen with no clip.

If you're running the Windows 10 April 2018 Update or later, however, you'll see the following list of changes on the Surface Pro 6:

  • Surface System Aggregator – Firmware: 239.5.139.0 improves system stability.
  • Surface UEFI – Firmware: 234.2344.769.0 resolves an issue where processor speed may be capped at an unexpected low frequency.
  • Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED: 9.21.00.3755 ensures music streaming services will not be interrupted after resume from sleep.
  • Intel Display Audio: 10.25.00.10 resolves battery consumption issue associated with Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

And for Surface Laptop 2 devices on the April 2018 Update or later, you'll net the following:

  • Surface System Aggregator – Firmware: 239.5.139.0 improves system stability.
  • Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED: 9.21.00.3755 ensures music streaming services will not be interrupted after resume from sleep.
  • Intel Display Audio: 10.25.00.10 resolves battery consumption issue associated with Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

Both batches of updates are dated October 23, though they only appeared today on the Surface Update History tracker.

If you're still eyeing a Surface Pro 6 or Surface Laptop 2, both PCs are now available starting at $900 and $1,000, respectively.

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