Surface Laptop 3 and Pro X get long lists of driver and firmware updates

Microsoft is rolling out a series of driver and firmware updates to the Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro X, two of its latest devices. The driver updates are the first since the ones that were released for the launch of each of the devices, and they bring a wide range of improvements to just about every aspect of the user experience.

The updates are available for users on Windows 10 version 1903 or later, which you're more than likely to be on since the devices ship with that version of the OS.

The Surface Laptop 3 is getting different sets of updates depending on whether you have the Intel or AMD version, though some of the updates will be the same. Here's what you'll see if you have the Intel-powered variant of the Surface Laptop 3:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Intel – Software Component – 1.57.263.0

Intel(R) iCLS Client – Software components

1.57.263.0 improves integration between system services.

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. – Media - 6.0.8812.1

Realtek High Definition Audio – Sound, video, and game controller

6.0.8812.1 improves Cortana speech experience.

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. – Extension – 6.1.0.1

Realtek Device Extension

6.1.0.1 improves integration between system services.

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. – Software Component – 11.0.6000.92

Realtek Hardware Support Application – Software components

11.0.6000.92 improves audio performance.

Surface -System – 19.60.139.0

Surface Integration – System devices

19.60.139.0 improves integration between system services.

Surface – Firmware – 14.17.139.0

Surface Keyboard – Firmware

14.17.139.0 improves system stability.

Surface – Firmware – 13.0.1312.4

Surface ME – Firmware

13.0.1312.4 improves stability with USB-C scenarios.

Surface - Firmware – 14.42.139.0

Surface System Aggregator – Firmware

14.42.139.0 improves driver installation servicing.

Surface - Firmware – 6.22.140.0

Surface UEFI – Firmware

6.22.140.0 improves system stability.

Meanwhile, if you have the AMD variant of the Surface Laptop 3, you'll see some updates specifically for AMD hardware, including improvements to the performance of the Vega graphics cards. Here's what's new:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc – Display – 26.20.12027.5004

AMD Radeon(TM) Vega 9 Graphics – Display adapters

AMD Radeon(TM) Vega 11 Graphics – Display adapters

26.20.12027.5004 improves graphics performance and improves system bugcheck performance.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc – System – 2.2.0.124

AMD GPIO Controller – System devices

2.2.0.124 improves integration between system services.

Qualcomm Atheros Communications Inc. – Bluetooth – 10.0.0.926

Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4 Bluetooth - Bluetooth

10.0.0.926 improves system stability.

Qualcomm Atheros Communications Inc. – Net – 12.0.0.926

Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A Wireless Network Adapter – Network adapters

12.0.0.926 improves system stability.

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. – Media - 6.0.8812.1

Realtek High Definition Audio – Sound, video and game controller

6.0.8812.1 improves Cortana speech experience.

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. – Extension – 6.1.0.1

Realtek Device Extension

6.1.0.1 improves integration between system services.

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. – Software Component – 11.0.6000.92

Realtek Hardware Support Application – Software components

11.0.6000.92 improves audio performance.

Surface – Firmware – 14.17.139.0

Surface Keyboard – Firmware

14.17.139.0 improves system stability.

Surface - Firmware – 16.20.139.0

Surface System Aggregator – Firmware

16.20.139.0 improves driver installation servicing.

Surface - Firmware – 1.2019.140.0

Surface UEFI – Firmware

1.2019.140.0 improves system stability.

Moving on to the Surface Pro X, there's a lengthy list of updates for it as well. However, because the Microsoft SQ1 chipset includes most of the hardware components of the device, Windows Update will only show a single update package. Among the changes, it seems the latest updates enable Bluetooth swift pairing. Here's what's new:

Microsoft Corporation – System Hardware Update – 11/21/2019

Device Manager Name

Microsoft SQ1 Adreno 685 GPU – Display Adapters

  • 26.18.830.0 resolves issues connecting to an external monitor via USB-C.

Qualcomm(R) USBC UCSI Participant – System devices

  • 1.25.139.0 resolves issues connecting to an external monitor via USB-C.

Qualcomm(R) Bluetooth UART Transport Driver – Bluetooth

  • 1.0.820.0 enables one-click Bluetooth swift-pairing.

Surface 0953 Fw Update – Firmware

  • 2.54.139.0 improves Pen charging performance.

Surface Pro X Integration – System devices

  • 20.67.139.0 optimizes storage dump space utilization.

Surface Pen Cfu Over BleLc Extn Package

  • 1.65.137.0 improves Slim Pen battery life by resolving the charging issue.

Surface Pro X Bluetooth UART Transport Driver NVM Extension

  • 7500.1.25.1 enables one-click Bluetooth swift-pairing.

Surface Pro X Qualcomm(R) All-Ways Aware(TM) Hub – Sensors

  • 2865.5.0.0 improves system stability resuming from hibernate.

Qualcomm(R) Wi-Fi B/G/N/AC (2x2) Svc – Network adapters

  • 1.0.770.0 improves Wi-Fi speed.

Surface System Aggregator – Firmware

  • 14.58.139.0 improves single external monitor performance.

All of these updates should be available now, but they're rolling out gradually, so you might not see it right away. You'll want to check for updates if you have one of these devices to make sure you get the latest improvements. And if you're on the fence about getting a Surface Pro X, maybe our review can help you decide.

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