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Surface Laptop 3 AMD Variant Gets March 2022 Firmware Update

Users with the AMD version of the Surface Laptop 3 are getting a new firmware update that brings battery improvements on Windows 11.


is rolling out a firmware update for the , 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 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 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 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 edition of the processer.

Tip of the day: Do you get flooded by notifications from apps and want to disable them completely or just the notification sound? Our tutorial shows you how to do this. As an alternative, you can also configure Windows Focus Assist (Do Not Disturb Mode) and set quiet hours.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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