Latest Surface 2 Firmware Updates Fix Issues With Battery, Improves Sound and Video
While there are slim chances that we will witness the release of the third Surface RT model, Microsoft is still taking care of those who bought the Surface 2 and releasing timely updates for them.
The latest one has been made available for download a few days ago and contains a bunch of important fixes and new features. The Surface 2 UEFI update was released in order to address the case where the battery drains under the 0% level and will not charge. This has been solved now and you shouldn’t encounter anymore this problem.
The System Aggregator Firmware update increases the overall reliability and compatibility with a Surface Pro Type Cover, and I’ve seen this problem being reported on many forums, so you will be happy to hear that it is gone.
The most recent Surface Platform Power Driver update also takes care of battery drains reports and enhances the overall system stability. The Surface Accessory Device update improves the user experience with a Surface cover, just like the previously mentioned one.
The latest Audio and Display driver set improves sound and video display performance, and fixes problems when a display driver caused system instability on resuming the system from sleep.
The Surface Cover Click improvement enhances the user experience when connecting/disconnecting a Surface Pro Type Cover and the Surface Type Cover Filter Device adds support for a Japanese Surface Pro Type Cover on non-Japanese Surface 2 models.
The Surface 2 has a screen size of 10.6″ with a 1920 x 1080 resolution; measuring 10.81” x 6.79” x 0.35” and weighing 1.49lbs. Its battery life is said to offer up to 10 hours video playback and it comes in 32GB or 64GB storage options with 2GB RAM. The device is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, packs a good deal of sensors – GPS, Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Digital Compass and ports – Full-size USB 3.0, microSD card reader, Micro-SIM card slot, Headset jack, HD video out port, Cover port.
Microsoft didn’t reveal yet what does it plan to do with Windows RT, but most likely it will soon face its imminent death.