The Microsoft Surface Pro Line Just Got Better; Stronger Battery And Surface Pen Updates

In usual practice, tech companies will save major improvements for the next generation of a certain line. Apparently, Microsoft does not play by those rules. The Redmond-based company has just released a firmware update for its Surface Pro line that not only fixes bugs, but makes the entire unit more efficient.

According to NDTV Gadgets 360, the firmware update makes the battery life of the Surface Pro 3 last longer. In line with this, the update also fixes the hibernation and sleep features of the device. Additionally, the fingerprint lock is much more stable now, as is the keyboard and the Surface Pen.

As a hybrid device, these features are of utmost importance to the Surface Pro line. The Surface Pen, in particular, sets the Microsoft devices apart from the rest of the competition.

Users need only to download the update by going to the Start Menu. After which, by going to Settings, Update and Security, Windows Update and then clicking on Check for Updates.

Of course, the firmware update is applicable to the Surface Pro 4 as well. In fact, Trusted Reviews notes that there are notable improvements to the touchscreen and camera as well.

The publication points out that a lot of the improvements tend to center around Windows Hello, Microsoft's biometric login system. The reason for this could be the company's upcoming release of Windows 10, which is this August 2nd.

With Windows 10, users can expect a change in Cortana, the Edge Browser, and an all new Windows Ink platform. All in all, the experience a user has on the Microsoft Surface Pro devices will be easy and efficient. Further, the upgrade will be available for every Windows 10 device. Whether they be PC, tablets, smartphones or hybrid devices. And because of the Microsoft Universal App Initiative, the update is applicable even to gaming consoles - namely, the Xbox One and HoloLens.

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