Surface laptop

Microsoft has today announced the Surface Laptop 2 is reaching the end of its support cycle. This means the company will no longer send out driver firmware updates to the device.

If you own a Surface Laptop 2, you can still use your device but will no longer receive updates the hardware. The move is in line with Microsoft’s usual Surface support cycle. Normally a Surface device gets update support for four years following launch. One exception was the Surface Pro 3 with eight years of support.

It is also worth noting, this end of support is not related to Windows. In other words, users of the Laptop 2 can still get Windows updates when they become available. Importantly, the device is compatible with Windows 11.

So, security and feature updates will still come to the Surface Laptop 2.

The Surface Laptop 2 made its debut in October 2018. Microsoft improved the display and keyboard to help users “stay in the flow”. The laptop also boasts an 85% performance increase over the original model.

However, the line has moved on significantly since then and this year Microsoft introduced the Surface Laptop 5. The Surface Laptop 5 boasts a brand new PixelSense display with Dolby Vision IQ on board. Available in either 13.5-inch (2256 x 1504) and 15-inch (2496 x 1664) variants with 3:2 resolutions.

Other specs include up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, with Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 4 support. Colors remain unchanged aside from the addition of a new sage green option.

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