Microsoft is rolling out a firmware update for the Surface Laptop 3, which first launched back in October 2019. Specifically, this release is the AMD version of the device. As always, the firmware update focuses on general improvements, including boosting battery life for users running Windows 11 on their Surface Laptop 3.
Available since last week, the March 2022 firmware comes in a packages of five updates. Two of them will show up on your device as Surface Firmware, while another is labelled Surface Extension, and then Surface Monitor.
A final update in the package is Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. – Display – 26.20.12071.1002. As for what's changing, Microsoft is offering the following changelog:
- “Improves system stability and addresses system bugcheck.
- Improves Graphics stability and performance while addressing system bugcheck.
- Enables Windows 11 feature to improve battery life.
- Improves support of Surface Dock 2.”
Microsoft rolls out Surface firmware updates in stages, so not all users will be seeing this right away. You can check know by heading to the Settings app on Windows 10 or Windows 11 and checking in Windows Update.
Surface Laptop 3
The third generation Surface Laptop comes with the 10th Gen Intel-core processor. Microsoft says the device is three times more powerful than the comparable and same-year Apple MacBook Air. Intel's CPU is coupled with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage.
Microsoft also introduced a 15-inch variant of the Surface Laptop 3. This version retains the same 3:2 aspect ratio as the smaller model despite that larger IPS display. AMD Ryzen is on board with a Microsoft Surface edition of the processer.
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