Surface Go and Laptop Go get new firmware updates

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Hot on the heels of the first- and second-generation Surface Laptop getting an array of firmware and driver updates last week, Microsoft is also rolling out a handful of updates for the Surface Go, Go 2, and Laptop Go, its more affordable lineup of devices.

The lists of updates are fairly long for all three of the devices, but the Surface Go and Surface Go 2 share a few similarities in terms of the updates they're getting. Here's what you'll see on a Surface Go 2:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name Update
Intel Corporation - Display - 27.20.100.8681 Intel(R) UHD Graphics 615

Improves graphics and system stability.

Intel Corporation - Extension - 27.20.100.8681 Intel(R) Graphics Driver - Extension

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Intel - System - 2040.100.0.1029 Intel(R) Management Engine Interface - System devices

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Intel – SoftwareComponent - 1.62.321.1 Intel(R) ICLS Client - Software devices

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Intel - Extension - 1952.14.0.1470 Intel(R) Management Engine Interface - Extension

Improves integration between system services.

Surface - System - 1.0.13.0 Surface Setting - System devices

Resolves system orientation issue.

Surface - Firmware - 11.8.82.3838

Surface ME - Firmware

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Surface – Firmware – 1.0.1.4 Surface UEFI – Firmware

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Do note that Microsoft's page appears to have some typos, such as saying "Intel(R) - Cooperation", instead of Intel Corporation. We've fixed those in the list above.

If you have a first-generation Surface Go, the first three updates above will still apply, but the remaining ones have some differences. Here's what you'll see instead:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name Update
Intel - Extension - 1.62.321.1 Intel(R) ICLS Client - Extension

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Intel – SoftwareComponent - 1952.14.0.1470 Intel(R) ICLS Client - Software devices

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Surface – Firmware – 1.1.20.0 Surface UEFI – Firmware (LTE)

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Surface – Firmware – 1.0.30.0

Surface UEFI – Firmware (WiFi)

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Surface - Firmware - 11.8.82.3838 Surface ME - Firmware

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

The Surface Laptop Go has significantly different hardware from the other two devices, so the list of updates is also quite different. While some of the updates are also about overall stability, there are more specific ones like improvements to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth stability, audio performance, and battery life. Here's the full list:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name Update
Intel Corporation - System - 10.24.0.4813 Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED - System devices

Improves audio performance and battery life.

Intel Corporation - System - 10.24.4813.245 Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED - System devices

Improves audio performance and battery life.

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - Media - 6.0.9083.3 Realtek High Definition Audio(SST) - Sound, video, and game controllers

Improves audio performance and device stability.

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - SoftwareComponent - 11.0.6000.92 Realtek Hardware Support Application - Software components

Improves audio performance and device stability.

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - Extension - 6.1.0.9 Realtek Device Extension - Extn

Improves integration between system services.

Surface - System - 29.30.139.0 Surface Integration - System devices

Improves integration between system services.

Intel - net - 22.20.0.6 Intel(R) WiFi 6 AX201 160MHz - Network adapters

Improves Wi-Fi reliability and stability.

Intel - Bluetooth - 22.20.1.1 Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth - Bluetooth

Improves Bluetooth reliability and stability.

There are no known issues noted in Microsoft's update list for any of the three devices, so it should be safe to go ahead. As per usual, you'll need to be running Windows 10 version 1903 or newer to get the updates, and that shouldn't be much of a problem since that version of Windows 10 is no longer supported and you should have a newer version by now.

As a reminder, these updates can roll out gradually, so you may not see them on your device right away. They should show up sooner rather than later, though.

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