Microsoft released another October 2021 firmware update. This time, it is the third-gen Surface Book to receive improvements and enhancements for Windows 11 alongside bug fixes and patches. Here is what is new in the October 2021 firmware update for Surface Book 3.
Reportedly, Microsoft plans to launch a new dirt-cheap Surface laptop to compete with Chromebooks in education markets. Sources claim the company develops a new laptop under the Tenjin codename. Here are some of its tech specs.
Just a couple of days after the launch, Surface Duo 2 received its first firmware update. Unlike the original Surface Duo, which has been receiving only Android security patches for several months in a row, the first update for Surface Duo 2 contains device-specific improvements and bug fixes.
Microsoft released a new software update for Xbox Series X, Series S, and the Xbox One Series consoles. The October Xbox Update brings a few major changes and improvements to make gaming on your console more comfortable and pleasing.
Microsoft has partnered with Seagate to introduce 512GB and 2TB memory expansion cards for the Xbox Series X|S. Both devices will soon be available in all countries where the Xbox brand is officially present. Earlier, only 1 TB memory cards were available to users.
Not so long ago, AMD and Microsoft acknowledged two problems users with AMD-based computers would encounter after upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11. Due to increased L3 cache latency, performance in games and memory-sensitive apps might decrease down to 15%. To make things worse, the first cumulative update for Windows 11 increased latencies even more. Also, motherboards would fail to detect the most powerful core and assign demanding tasks to that core (CPPC). As a result, users experience even more performance dips.
A couple of days ago, Microsoft released the October 2021 firmware update for Surface Laptop 2 and business-oriented Surface Pro 7 Plus. New firmware is now available for more Surface computers. This time, Surface Pro 7 and Surface Studio 2 owners can download the October 2021 firmware update.
After a somewhat long pause in updating firmware for Surface devices, Microsoft is back with fresh patches for its computers. The October 2021 firmware updates are now available for Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 7 Plus (business-oriented version of Surface Laptop 7 with improved internals, which Microsoft released at the beginning of the year).
Intel released a new DCH graphics driver for systems running Windows 11. Version 126.96.36.19955 is now available for compatible computers, and it brings various improvements and bug fixes.
Microsoft started rolling out the latest firmware update for the first-gen Surface Duo. The October 2021 update for the dual-screen smartphone from Microsoft is yet another patch that contains nothing but regular Android security patches. It is now the sixth update without device-specific improvements, bug fixes, or patches, not to mention a new Android version.