Microsoft is preparing a new firmware update for its Surface Dock. Importantly, this update will be available for users of the Surface Pro X. The firmware has already rolled out, but so far it is not compatible with the ARM powered Pro X.
It is worth pointing out the Surface Dock does work with the Surface Pro X even if users cannot get firmware updates. Microsoft wants to change that and is preparing a new firmware version for the Always Connected PC in the coming weeks.
Users can continue to use the Surface Dock on the tablet in the interim weeks.
The Surface Dock is an accessory for Surface devices and has been available since 2015. It launched with the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book but is compatible with all hardware that has followed.
Among the specs of the Dock are 2 Mini DisplayPort ports, a headphone jack, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and 4 USB 3.0 ports. People who want to expand the port functionality of their Surface can pick up the device for $199.
Surface Pro X
Microsoft debuted the Surface Pro X last October. The tablet is the company’s first ARM-based hardware, embracing Windows 10 on ARM. Its sleek and small, despite packing a 13-inch edge-to-edge PixelSense screen. That display has 2880×1920 pixels and 267PPI, but is still tiny at only 5.3mm and 774 grams.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx is the ARM processor under the hood. Furthermore, the Surface Pro X is the first ever Windows device to get a full AI engine. Surface Pro X leverages the 8cx to have Instant On and LTE Advanced Pro.