Surface Laptop Updated Again

Posted on May 17, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 8 Comments

The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants

For the second time this month, Microsoft has updated Surface Laptop, this time to improve the docking experience.

“We’ve released a new update for Surface Laptop devices with Windows 10 Version 1709 and above,” Microsoft’s Brandon Records explains. “This update includes a new driver for Surface System Aggregator that improves docking compatibility.”

According to the Surface Laptop Update History website, Surface System Aggregator version 135.2139.257.0 is aimed solely at compatibility.

Microsoft previously updated Surface Laptop less than a week ago: That update was to improve the hibernation experience with Windows 10 version 1803 specifically.


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Comments (8)

8 responses to “Surface Laptop Updated Again”

  1. Chris_Kez

    I always wonder why they need constant updates to improve this stuff. Why doesn't anything ever just work?

    • lvthunder

      In reply to Chris_Kez:

      Because this stuff is coded by humans and humans aren't perfect and make mistakes. Also as the complexity rises so does the risk for errors.

    • jwpear

      In reply to Chris_Kez:

      Because these are hard Computer Science problems. :-)

      I tell myself that they're making it better, not just fixing bugs. This makes me feel better for spending so much money on a premium device.

      At least they update these devices for a few years, unlike other OEM's. We still see the occasional SP3 update, which is nice.

    • ChristopherCollins

      In reply to Chris_Kez:

      New Windows version, so they may have made some parts of Windows work better with their first party devices. My best guess. I give them an A for continuing to try to improve the experience on their own devices.

  2. will

    Dam it! I read this headline and was thinking it was a hardware update not just a firmware update :(

  3. Tony Barrett

    I think this one article highlights how different even versions 1709 and 1803 are - different firmware depending on what your running. It really does highlight that 'Windows 10' is just a brand/marketing name - it's not a product. It's the number that makes all the difference.