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Surface Pro 7 and Book 3 get camera and pen improvements in new updates

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Surface Pro 7 (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • New firmware and driver updates are rolling out for Surface Pro 7 and Surface Book 3.
  • The Surface Book 3 updates are mostly focused on camera improvements, while Surface Pro 7 gets camera and pen improvements.
  • These updates are rolling out now via Windows Update.

Microsoft this week shipped a new set of driver and firmware updates for two of its latest Surface devices. Both the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Book 3 received updates as part of this round, and they're mainly focused on a couple of areas. Most notably, both devices have picked up some general camera improvements, while the Surface Pro 7 has some additional improvements for the Surface Slim Pen and inking experience.

Here's a look at what's included in the updates for the Surface Pro 7 (opens in new tab):

Firmware versionUpdate info
Intel Corporation – System - 42.18362.3.2451Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.
Surface - Extension - 42.18362.3.2451Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.
Intel Corporation - System - 42.18362.3.2451Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.
Surface - Extension - 42.18362.3.2451Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.
Intel Corporation – System - 42.18362.3.2451Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.
Surface - Extension - 42.18362.3.2451Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.
Intel Corporation – System - 42.18362.3.2451Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.
Intel Corporation – System - 42.18362.3.2451Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.
Intel – Camera - 42.18362.3.2451Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.
Surface - Human Interface Devices 3.328.137.0Improves pen inking when palm is also on the screen.
Surface - System - 6.94.139.0Improves integration between services.
Surface - Firmware - 1.155.139.0Enables Slim Pen firmware updating.
Surface - Extension - 1.65.137.0Enables Slim Pen firmware updating.
Surface - Firmware - 1.18.139.0Improves Slim Pen Inking and pairing.
Surface - Human Interface Devices - 2.17.139.0Improves Slim Pen Inking and pairing.
Surface – Firmware – 3.1.65.139Improves Touch and Pen stability.
Surface – Firmware – 8.124.140.0Addresses issues related to the automatic brightness adjustment at low brightness.

Here's everything new for the Surface Book 3 (opens in new tab):

Firmware versionUpdate info
Surface - System - 6.94.139.0Improves system stability.
Surface - Extension - 1.60.137.0Improves integration between system services.
NVIDIA - Display - 27.21.14.5177Addresses security updates and improves the graphics performance.
Surface - Firmware - 10.102.139.0Resolves an issue where the CPU didn't resume after it had throttled down.
Intel – Camera - 42.18362.3.2451Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.
Intel Corporation – System - 42.18362.3.2451Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.
Intel Corporation – System - 42.18362.3.2451Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.
Intel Corporation – System - 42.18362.3.2451Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.
Surface - Extension - 42.18362.3.2451Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.
Intel Corporation – System - 42.18362.3.2451Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.
Surface - Extension - 42.18362.3.2451Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.
Intel Corporation - System - 42.18362.3.2451Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.
Surface - Extension - 42.18362.3.2451Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.

If you have a Surface Pro 7 or Surface Book 3, these updates should be available for you to download now via Windows Update.

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