Got a Microsoft Surface Pro 4? It's time to upgrade now
Microsoft has rolled out some long-awaited upgrades for its Surface Pro 4 Windows 10 hybrid device.
The firmware upgrade is available to download now, and provides a number of improvements to the Surface Pro 4.
If you have a Surface Pro 4 and want to install now, simply visit the Settings menu, the click on Windows Update.
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The downloads include a Microsoft firmware update that improves keybaord stability, as well as a much-needed update that will improve the battery life of the device when it is in sleep mode.
The news was spotted by a Reddit user who noted that the updates were initlally labelled with a release date from July 2016 – although this has now been corrected.
Other updates help improve storage performance, with another disabling the touch feature when the device's cover is closed.
Interestingly, Microsoft also rolled out a new firmware update for its Surface Studio device yesterday that also included an old release date.
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The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is one of the most powerful hybrid devices available today
Microsoft first revealed the Surface Pro 4 back in October 2015 as its most powerful hybrid device yet.
The Surface Pro 4 can operate both in touchscreen tablet form (coming equipped with the Surface Pen stylus) and in laptop form thanks to its fold-out keyboard.
Inside, there’s also the power of Windows 10, backed up by an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Microsoft says that the Surface Pro 4 is able to offer you around 9 hours of battery life, more than enough for the average working day.
Express.co.uk was pretty impressed with the device, calling it, “a phenomenal device” in our review, and praising its lightweight design and beautiful 12.3in display – although the battery life was below expectations.
Alongside the Surface Pro 4, the Surface Studio is also part of Microsoft’s ambitious ongoing hardware plans.
Revealed by Microsoft back in October alongside an improved Surface Book, the Surface Studio looks to target creative industries such as production, design and animation, thanks to a 28-inch touchscreen – the thinnest display Microsoft has ever produced.
This can be folded down to a 20-degree viewing angle, like the slanted desks found in art studios, with users able to use the latest generation Surface Pen to doodle, draw and annotate on the 28-inch touchscreen.
There’s also a new accessory, the Surface Dial, that can be used to scroll through apps, settings and screens by twisting with your wrist.
However the Surface Studio won’t come cheap when it eventually reaches the UK later this year, with an estimated price tag of around £2,600.