Surface Laptop Go December firmware promises improved Windows 11 battery life, and more

Microsoft Surface Laptop

Microsoft released a firmware update for its Surface Laptop Go a few days ago and it's a significant one as it claims to improve device and graphics stability. The graphics stability noted here is likely due to the new Intel display driver

Additionally, the new update also promises to improve the battery life of the Surface Laptop Go under Windows 11 thanks to a new Windows 11 feature. The company, though, hasn't specifically disclosed which feature it's talking about here. The degree of battery life improvement that a user should expect has also not been detailed.

Here's the full changelog for the Surface Laptop Go December firmware update:

  • Improves device stability be addressing bugcheck.
  • Improves graphics stability and enables Window 11 feature to improve battery life.

Windows Update History Device Manager

Intel Corporation – Display -

Intel(R) UHD Graphics – Display

Intel Corporation Ext –

Intel(R) UHD Graphics – Extension

Surface - Surface System Management -

Surface SMF - Surface System Management

This firmware is available to Surface Laptop Go devices running Windows 10 May 2020 Update, version 2004 (20H1), or newer.

The updates will be available via Windows Update which can be accessed through Update & Security inside Settings. You may need to select the View optional updates.

If you don't receive the updates via Windows Update, the standalone firmware update and drivers file (name: SurfaceLaptopGo_Win10_18363_21.112.16896.0.msi) is available for download on Microsoft's website via this link.

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