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Surface Pro X gets firmware update with long changelog but few changes

Surface Pro X Sq2 Hero
Surface Pro X Sq2 Hero (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft's Surface Pro X has a new firmware update available.
  • The update has a lengthy changelog of stability improvements.
  • Surface Pro X SQ2 and SQ1 devices have now merged support in several areas.

Microsoft recently rolled out a firmware update for the Surface Pro X with an SQ2 processor. The update has a lengthy list of stability improvements. As is normally the case, it doesn't have any new features.

All of the changes are under the Microsoft Corporation - System Hardware Update section. Several of the changes list "merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices" as one of their changes.

Here's everything that's new in the update, as found on the Surface Pro X support page (opens in new tab):

Device Manager NameVersion and Update
Qualcomm Advanced Modem Subsystem Device10400.1.77.3 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Qualcomm Adreno 680 GPU27.20.1460.0 - Improves graphics performance, system stability, and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Qualcomm Bluetooth Radio Driver1.0.1460.0 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Qualcomm Bluetooth UART Transport Driver1.0.1460.0 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Qualcomm Bus Device1.0.1360.0 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Qualcomm Bus Device1.0.1440.0 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Qualcomm Data Device1.0.1460.0 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Qualcomm Hexagon 690 DSP1.0.1440.0 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Qualcomm Hexagon 690 DSP1.0.1440.0 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Qualcomm Location1.0.1380.0 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Qualcomm Memory and File System Device1.0.1440.0 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Qualcomm System Manager Device1.0.1380.0 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Qualcomm System Manager Device1.0.1440.0 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Qualcomm System Manager Device1.0.1380.0 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Qualcomm Wi-Fi B/G/N/AC (2x2)1.0.1420.0 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Surface Dock 2 Firmware Update Driver Extension6.1.137.0 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Surface Hid Mini Driver3.31.139.0 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Surface Pen BLE LC Adaptation Driver3.11.139.0 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Surface Pro X CDSP Subsystem Bus Device Extension1.0.1160.1 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Surface Pro X Power Engine Plug-in Device1.0.1380.0 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Surface Pro X SPI Device1.0.1380.0 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Surface Serial Hub Driver9.54.139.0 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Surface SMF Core Driver3.116.139.0 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Surface System Aggregator1.108.139.0 - Improves system stability.
Surface Touch Firmware5.0.121.139 - Improves system stability and merges support for both Surface Pro X SQ1 and SQ2 devices.
Surface UEFI7.563.140.0 - Improves system stability.

The update started rolling out on April 22, 2021, so you should see it now on your Surface Pro X.

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4 Comments
  • What I really want is that keyboard for my Surface Pro 7 or Surface Go. Yes, so I have a good place to store/charge a pen.
  • Surface Pro X was released in 2019..we're in 2021 and it's still receiving updates, which is great. I wonder how much longer could Microsoft have Qualcomm release driver updates for the chipset (i.e. not limit support to 2-3 years like on Android).
  • And so it should receive updates for the life of the product considering the inflated price MS asks for Surface products.
  • I'd expect the same as well. But that "inflated" price is for the premium support that you would get only from Microsoft, because they keep supporting their devices for years past their original release date, unlike most laptop manufacturers who after a year or two abandon their devices for the most part.