Surface Pro 7+ gets its first round of firmware and driver updates

Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro 7+ a couple of weeks ago, being a relatively small upgrade over the existing Surface Pro 7. Now, the company has added the device to the Surface update history page, and there's already a set of firmware and driver updates available.

The updates are dated back to January 20, but the changelog has only now been posted, so we get an idea of the improvements included with them. This batch includes four different updates, but they're mostly focused on addressing issues with the display, as well as improving performance. Here's the full list:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name Update
Surface - HIDClass - 160.146.4.0 Surface TCON device -Human Interface Devices

Resolves screen refresh issues.

Surface - Monitor - 6.12.139.0 Surface Panel - Monitor

Resolves the adaptive brightness issue.

Surface – Firmware – 10.24.139.0 Surface System Aggregator – Firmware Improves the power and graphics performance; resolves the USB-C issue.
Surface - HIDClass - 160.146.3.0 Surface TCON device -Human Interface Devices (For LTE Advanced) Resolves screen refresh issues.

Microsoft doesn't list any known issues with the Surface Pro 7+ after these updates. The updates should be installed automatically eventually, but if you'd rather not wait, you can check for updates manually in the Settings app. You'll need to be running Windows 10 version 20H2, the October 2020 Update, in order to get the updates. This shouldn't be much of a problem since the Surface Pro 7+ likely already ships with this version installed out of the box.

While the Surface Pro 7+ is branded as a minor refresh, it does get its own separate sets of updates, since there are some significant hardware changes on the inside. If you have a regular Surface Pro 7, a batch of updates was released a couple of weeks ago with general security and stability fixes.

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