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Microsoft Surface Studio, Surface Pro 4 get important new firmware update

The Microsoft Surface Studio and Surface Pro 4 devices will receive a new firmware update. The updates are important as they are expected to improve the stability and performance of the devices.

Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 4 in Oct. 2015. The Redmond company called it its most powerful hybrid device yet. It can function both as a touchscreen tablet and as a laptop thanks to its fold-out keyboard.

The Surface Pro 4 has Windows 10 and an Intel Core i5 processor. It also has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Its battery life lasts around 9 hours.

The Surface Studio was revealed in October 2016. With the Studio Microsoft is targeting creative industries such as design, production, and animation professionals. Surface Studio has a 28-inch touchscreen that is the thinnest display Microsoft has ever produced. It can fold down to a 20-degree viewing angle, ideal for a slanted work desk.

The January firmware update for the Microsoft Surface devices are slowly rolling out and they bring a new range of enhancements. The update enables the Surface Studio to wake up from sleep mode more quickly. In addition, the video calling and Ethernet facilities are greatly improved.

The Surface Pro 4 tablet also receives significant updates. It gets improved battery life, keyboard stability, and storage performance for the device. The tablet will also feature Intel Precise Touch and a new Surface UEFI version after the update.

The speech recognition software is also enhanced. Skype and similar video calling facilities now have improved reliability.

Microsoft is slowly becoming more popular as a 2-in-1 device manufacturer. With the upcoming release of the Surface Pro 5 and the Surface Phone, Microsoft is set to consolidate its position as the leader in the 2-in-1 device game.