Microsoft rolled out October 2021 firmware updates for Surface Laptop 3 with Intel

Microsoft is now rolling out the October update to Surface Laptop 3 with Intel devices to enables Windows 11 feature to improve battery life, improves graphics stability and performance, and addresses critical security vulnerability and improves system stability.

Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Firmware Updates

Microsoft has started rolling out new firmware updates for Surface Laptop 3 with Intel. The new update is available for Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Processor devices running Windows 10 May 2019 Update, Version 1903 (19H1), or later.

The new firmware update will enables Windows 11 feature to improve battery life, improves graphics stability and performance, and addresses critical security vulnerability and improves system stability. The update is listed as a “October 15 release” on the Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Update History page.

  1. Changelog for October 15, 2021 Updates
  2. Getting the Updates via Windows Update
  3. Downloading the Updates from Microsoft

Changelog for October 15, 2021 Updates

Below is the complete changelog provided by Microsoft for the new updates. It includes the name and version listed in the Windows Updates and the name listed in Device Manager.

Windows Update History Device Manager
Intel – Net – 22.80.0.9 Intel(R) WiFi 6 AX201 160MHz – Network adapters
Intel – Bluetooth – 22.80.0.4 Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth – Bluetooth
Intel Corporation – Display – 27.20.100.9621 Intel(R) Iris(R) Plus Graphics – Display adapters
Intel Corporation – Extension – 27.20.100.9621 Intel(R) Iris(R) Plus Graphics Extension
Surface – Monitor – 6.81.139.0 Surface Panel – Monitor

Getting the Updates via Windows Update

You can get this new Firmware Update via Windows Updates, as we detailed here:
On Windows 11:
  1. Go to Start > Settings (Win + I) Open Settings app on Windows 11
  2. Go to Windows Update and click on the Check for updates button Check for updates on Windows 11
On Windows 10:
  1. Go to Start > Settings > Update & security Windows 10 Settings > Update & Security
  2. From the Windows Update tab, click Check for updates Windows 10 - Check for updates
If your Surface Laptop 3 with Intel processor didn't receive the update, it should appear on the Windows Update list by now.

Downloading the Updates from Microsoft

Alternatively, you can download the latest cumulative driver and firmware update for Surface Laptop 3 with Intel processor from Microsoft Download Center via the following links.

Surface Laptop 3 Update History

2022
Aug
26
  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
    Resolve potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft Security Advisory ADV220002, improve Surface Dock 2 stability, and resolve the Wi-Fi toggle issue.
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Mar
17
  • Surface Laptop 3 with AMD Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with AMD
    Improves system stability and addresses system bugcheck, improves Graphics stability and performance while addressing system bugcheck, enables Windows 11 feature to improve battery life, and improves support of Surface Dock 2.
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Mar
01
  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
    Addresses critical security vulnerability and improves system stability.
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2021
Oct
15
  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
    Enables Windows 11 feature to improve battery life, improves graphics stability and performance, and addresses critical security vulnerability and improves system stability.
Aug
31
  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
    Addresses the system hang and shutdown issue.
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Aug
09
  • Surface Laptop 3 with AMD Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with AMD
    Improves keyboard telemetry.
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Jul
23
  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
    Improves system performance.
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Jun
14
  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
    Improves WiFi connection reliability.
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May
06
  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
    Improves battery reporting.
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Mar
08
  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
    Improves audio performance and battery life.
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Feb
12
  • Surface Laptop 3 with AMD Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with AMD
    Improves system graphics performance, stability, and security.
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Feb
05
  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
    Improves system graphics performance, stability, and security.
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Jan
27
  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
    Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
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2020
Nov
05
  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
    Improves WiFi stability.
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Oct
28
  • Surface Laptop 3 with AMD Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with AMD
    Improves graphics performance and the display resolution through 3rd party docks.
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Sep
24
  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
    Addresses issues related to the automatic brightness adjustment at low brightness.
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Sep
01
  • Surface Laptop 3 with AMD Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with AMD
    Improves system stability.
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Jul
09
  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
    Improves audio reliability with Netflix and Cortana apps.
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Jul
02
  • Surface Laptop 3 with AMD Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with AMD
    Improves external monitor resolution support.
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Jun
10
  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
    Addresses unexpected shutdown failure, and improves system stability.
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  • Surface Laptop 3 with AMD Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with AMD
    Resolves bluescreen issue improves projection experience and overall device stability.
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Apr
16
  • Surface Laptop 3 with AMD Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with AMD
    Improves system stability.
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Mar
04
  • Surface Laptop 3 with AMD Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with AMD
    Improves system stability and battery life.
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Jan
30
  • Surface Laptop 3 with AMD Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with AMD
    Improves system stability.
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  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
    Improves display brightness scenarios and improves integration between system services.
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2019
Nov
22
  • Surface Laptop 3 with AMD Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with AMD
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  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
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Oct
22
  • Surface Laptop 3 with AMD Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with AMD
    16.16.139.0 helps improve battery life.
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  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
    19.53.139.0 helps improve battery life.
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