Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 2 Won’t Get Any New Firmware Updates

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 2 will no longer receive new firmware or driver updates. Indeed, today, December 27, 2022, marks the end of device support for the laptop released by Microsoft back in October 2018 (via Neowin).

The end of device support doesn’t mean that the Surface Laptop Laptop 2 won’t receive new software updates anymore. The laptop shipped with Windows 10 and this version of Windows will be supported until October 2025.

The Surface Laptop 2 is also eligible for a free Windows 11 upgrade, and that version of Windows will be supported beyond 2025. Actually, Microsoft has yet to announce an official end-of-support date for Windows 11.

The Surface Laptop 2 was an iterative update released a year after the original Surface Laptop. The main additions included faster 8th gen Intel Core CPUs (which is the base requirement for upgrading to Windows 11), as well as a new matte black color. The Surface Laptop 3 that followed in 2019 brought a new 15” screen option for the first time, as well as the choice between Intel and AMD CPUs.

Most of Microsoft’s Surface devices now only get driver and firmware updates for 4 years, with a few exceptions. In 2023, Microsoft will end device support for the 2017 Surface Book 2, the 2018 Surface Pro 6, as well as the Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7 released in 2019.

Again, all these devices will continue to receive Windows 10 updates every month until 2025. They can also all be upgraded to Windows 11 for free, though for the Surface Book 2 this only applies to high-end models with 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8350U or i7-8650U CPUs.

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