December updates for the Surface RT,Surface 2 and Pro 2

December updates for the Surface RT,Surface 2 and Pro 2

Surface Type Cover 2

Yesterday was patch Tuesday and Microsoft pushed out improvements for the Surface RT and Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2.

For the Surface 2 the December update fixes screen dimming issues during intensive CPU use, decreases the charge time, optimises the trackpad for two finger use, has Skype video improvements and there is a fix for the Bluetooth connectivity.

The original Surface RT has improvements for the Home Button Driver to optimize system memory and an updated audio device adding the trackpad sounds when using a Type Cover 2.

On my Surface 2 I haven’t noticed the screen dimming problem, what I have had is the Surface not resuming correctly from standby and there doesn’t seem to be a fix for that just yet. Any improvements to the trackpad are welcome, while I prefer the Type Cover 2 keyboard over the original Type Cover I don’t like the trackpad as much on the new keyboard.

Via the Surface support page:

Surface 2 changes:

December 2013 updates

Screen dimming during CPU intensive operations resolved.

Decreased charge time for batteries.

Two-finger trackpad use optimized.

Update to support additional external displays.

Skype video quality improved.

Resolved delay during restart when Bluetooth devices are connected.

Surface RT changes

December 2013 updates

Windows RT 8.0 and Windows RT 8.1

Surface Home Button Driver update to optimize available system memory.

Surface Type Cover audio device driver update to enhance trackpad sounds for Type Cover 2.

Surface Pro 2:

December 2013 update

Improved system stability, including when minimizing full screen games.

Updated Wi-Fi driver for improved wireless display and connectivity with wireless access points.

Improved Surface Cover interaction including power-saving sleep functionality.

Color fidelity improvements for all applications.

Optimized two-finger trackpad use.

Enhanced audio experience when connected to a Display Port 1.2 device.

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