Surface Book and Pro 4 Firmware Update Fixes Screen Flickering, Improves Stability

Posted on November 3, 2015 by Brad Sams in Microsoft Surface with 0 Comments

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Microsoft has released a new firmware update for the Surface Book that address some of the key issues of the device since it went on sale last week; the Surface Pro 4 is also receiving an update as well that addresses the same issue.

The firmware for both devices is available now and you can check out what has been addressed with each update below:

Surface Book

  • HD Graphics 520 driver update (v20.19.15.4308) addresses some display issues, including some scenarios that result in screen flickering.
  • Display audio driver update (v8.20.0.659) supports compatibility with the updated graphics driver.
  • Surface Embedded Controller Firmware update (v88.855.257.0) improves system stability.
  • Surface System Aggregator Firmware update (v88.853.258.0) improves the keyboard and trackpad experience.
  • Surface Pen Settings driver (v10.0.302.0) adds support for future functionality on Windows 10.

Surface Pro 4

  • HD Graphics 520 driver update (v20.19.15.4308) addresses some display issues, including some scenarios that result in screen flickering.
  • Display audio driver update (v8.20.0.659) supports compatibility with the updated graphics driver.
  • Surface Embedded Controller Firmware update (v103.855.257.0) improves system stability.
  • Surface Pen Settings driver update (v10.0.302.0) adds support for future functionality on Windows 10.

Microsoft is also updating the firmware for the keyboard and trackpad on the Surface Book that will hopefully fix the issue where the keyboard would become unresponsive.

Both the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface book received positive reviews across the web but one issue many found with the device, along with those who received the first batch, was the screen flickering frequently. But, one problem that does not appear to be addressed in this release is an issue where the Surface Book/Pro 4 can become hot after putting the device to sleep.

If you have Surface Book or a Pro 4, you can check out the change log for the Book, here, and the Pro 4, here.

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