Until now, Microsoft had not disclosed the support cycle for Surface devices. As with any other Windows 10 laptop or PC, Surface receives UEFI, firmware, and driver updates for optimal performance after each operating system update. However, until now it was unknown how long this support lasted.
In the world of Windows 10 the Lifecycle The manufacturer’s name is not usually decisive, since most updates can be made from the manufacturer’s website for each component. In fact, very few manufacturers disclose the product life cycle.
When will my Surface stop receiving updates
Microsoft has sleepless End of support dates for Surface devices. It is surprising, for example, that the Surface Pro 3 receives firmware and driver updates until November 2021. This same date will be the end of support for more modern devices such as Surface Studio or Surface Laptop.
|Device||Release date||End of support date|
|Surface RT||October 26, 2012||April 11, 2017|
|Surface Pro||February 9, 2013||April 11, 2017|
|Surface 2||October 22, 2013||April 10, 2018|
|Surface Pro 2||October 22, 2013||April 10, 2018|
|Surface Pro 3||June 20, 2014||November 13, 2021|
|Surface 3||May 5, 2015||November 13, 2021|
|Surface Book||October 26, 2015||November 13, 2021|
|Surface Pro 4||October 26, 2015||November 13, 2021|
|Surface Book con Performance Base||November 10, 2016||November 13, 2021|
|Surface Studio (1a gen)||December 15, 2016||November 13, 2021|
|Surface Laptop (1a gen)||June 14, 2017||November 13, 2021|
|Surface Pro (5a gen)||June 15, 2017||November 13, 2021|
|Surface Book 2||November 17, 2017||November 17, 2021|
|Surface Pro LTE (Model 1807)||December 1, 2017||December 1, 2021|
|Surface Go||August 2, 2018||August 2, 2022|
|Surface Studio 2||Oct 2, 2018||October 2, 2022|
|Surface Laptop 2||Oct 16, 2018||October 16, 2022|
|Surface Pro 6||Oct 16, 2018||October 16, 2022|
|Surface Go con LTE Advanced||20 Nov 2018||November 20, 2022|
|Surface Laptop 3||Oct 22, 2019||October 22, 2023|
|Surface Pro 7||Oct 22, 2019||October 22, 2023|
|Surface Pro X||November 5, 2019||November 5, 2023|
|Surface Go 2||May 6, 2020||May 6, 2024|
|Surface Book 3||May 26, 2020||May 26, 2024|
|Surface Pro X SQ2||October 13, 2020||October 13, 2024|
|Surface Laptop Go||October 13, 2020||October 13, 2024|
As we can see, Microsoft has decided to adopt a cadence of four year support cycle for the latest Surface devices. However, from Redmond they indicate that this period may be extended and that this change will be reflected before reaching the end of support date.
What happens when the device ends its support
When Surface devices end their support cycle, it doesn’t mean that the device is unusable, far from it. Simply, Stop receiving UEFI, firmware, and driver updates from Microsoft from Windows Update. Devices will continue to receive Windows 10 updates.
After support ends, if component manufacturers (such as Intel or AMD) continue to release driver updates, it will be possible to download them from their website. The only difference is that these drivers are not as optimized and it will be somewhat more difficult for the user to apply these updates.