Microsoft Surface Pro vs. iPad Pro 2017 - What You Need to Know

Joanna Estrada
May 29, 2017

The event to unveil the Surface Pro, held in Shanghai, is meant to signal a push to grab a slice of the country's fast-growing market for computing devices, said Yusuf Mehdi, who leads marketing for Microsoft's Windows and Devices unit.

Microsoft Surface communications manager Ryan Day explained to Forbes why the keyboard, which is an integral part of the device, is not included in the package.

Surface Touch (v57.1.1.1) optimizes touch functionality. The Surface Pro 4 firmware update comes inclusive of features such as Intel Precise Touch Device, Surface System Aggregator Firmware, and Surface Integration drivers.

Surface driver update for Surface System Aggregator: 103.1610.256.0 resolves screen brightness issue when device comes out of sleep.

These drivers were updated to fix screen brightness problems when the device wakes up from the Sleep Mode. In addition to the upgraded processor, the new version also sports an integrated SSD on its motherboard and improved sleep functionality to help save on battery life.

Microsoft has just released a new and improved Microsoft Surface Pro.

The Intel Corporation driver update for Intel (R) Precise Touch Device with build number is also available for the Surface Pro 4.

During the Windows 10 OS' unveiling, Microsoft promised that it would roll out regular firmware updates for its software and hardware platforms.

Surface Pro 4 Firmware Update: What Does It Bring?

Surface integration ( adjusts Hibernation defaults.

Surface Touch Servicing ML (v1.0.724.0) updates touch functionality. As it turned out, however, Panay's statement was only partly true, as Microsoft was on the verge of releasing the next product on the prestigious hybrid line, the Surface Pro 2017. On the outside, the latest Surface Pro 4 models still boast a single USB 3.0 port, mini DisplayPort output, a headphone jack, and Microsoft's proprietary Surface Connect port. USB-C connectivity is still missing, though we suspect it will find its way on the next version of the Surface Pro, especially now that Intel has committed to baking Thunderbolt 3 support into future processors while making the spec available without having to pay a royalty. Surface UEFI 106.1624.768.0 refines brightness settings. However, one must ensure that the Surface Pro 4 is running on Windows 10 OS as these drivers and firmware are only compatible with the Windows 10 platform.

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