Microsoft Surface is one of the best Windows computers you can buy today. The company recently unveiled the Surface Studio, with massive spec upgrades. That’s why Microsoft has been supporting Surface laptops with generous firmware updates for four years. That’s changing, however, as the company adds even more support in the form of annual renewals for select Surface PCs. Keep reading to find out the details!
Microsoft Surface PCs get 6 years of driver and firmware support
Initially spotted via Windows Centralthe change comes in the form of Microsoft’s supporting documentation of Surface PCs. As mentioned earlier, Microsoft’s Surface PCs were available four years of driver support and firmware updates. But now the company appears to have revamped its policy and expanded the support it will offer to its Surface customers.
With the new change, Microsoft will get Surface PCs in total six years of firmware and driver updates. This is excellent news and means that Microsoft has gone beyond its original commitment to supporting these devices. This will be especially appreciated as when buying a premium range like Surface you will need the mirrored support.
So, which Surface PCs grab the full 6 years support for firmware and driver updates? According to the updated documentation, Microsoft says that devices have been released after January 1, 2021, are eligible for support up to six years. This is valid from the date the device was released. If you buy a newly released Surface PC today, the company will provide critical updates for it until now 2029!
You can see when support ends for different models on the documentation page. Firmware and driver updates are an integral part of your PC. With the latest versions, you get multiple benefits such as optimized performance, bug fixes, crucial security fixes, improved battery and more. Please note that this is not the same as OS updates Windows 11 23H2.
What do you think about Surface PCs getting six years of support? Do you think other manufacturers should also receive similar support for their products, especially those sold in the US? flagship category? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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