Surface Pro 4 Firmware Update Boosts Battery Life And Refines Touch Controls
The newest firmware addresses battery life when the Surface Pro 4 goes into Sleep mode. This probably will not have a dramatic effect on things, though every little bit of additional run time that Microsoft can squeeze out of its popular 2-in-1 device is appreciated.
Here is a look at the other fixes and improvements included in the changelog:
- Intel Precise Touch Device (188.8.131.52) disables touch when cover is closed, and improves stability.
- Surface integration (184.108.40.206) adjusts Hibernation defaults.
- Surface Touch Servicing ML (1.0.724.0) optimizes touch functionality.
- Surface System Aggregator (103.1610.256.0) resolves screen brightness issue when devices comes out of sleep.
- Surface UEFI (106.1624.768.0) refines brightness settings.
- Surface Touch (220.127.116.11) optimizes touch functionality.
The latest Surface Pro 4 could have actually been called Surface Pro 5, though Microsoft seems to be waiting for a more dramatic update before bumping up the model number. In the meantime, the refreshed Surface Pro 4 is Microsoft's lightest tablet ever, coming in at 1.7 pounds.
On the outside, the latest Surface Pro 4 models still boast a single USB 3.0 port, mini DisplayPort output, a headphone jack, and Microsoft's proprietary Surface Connect port. USB-C connectivity is still missing, though we suspect it will find its way on the next version of the Surface Pro, especially now that Intel has committed to baking Thunderbolt 3 support into future processors while making the spec available without having to pay a royalty.
Hit the source link to download the latest firmware.