December 27, 2022, marks the end of the device support period for Surface Laptop 2. Microsoft’s second-generation laptop has reached the end of its four-year life cycle, which means it’s time for the company to stop releasing firmware updates and new drivers. .
Microsoft announced the Surface Laptop 2 in October 2018. The computer was only available with a 13-inch display (a 15-inch model came with the Surface Laptop 3) and 8th Gen Intel Core processors. It also includes 8 or 16GB RAM and 128GB-1TB storage configurations. The second-generation Surface Laptop also brought back the classic black color option from the original Surface Pro and RT tablets.
Ending support doesn’t mean your Surface Laptop 2 won’t receive Windows updates in the future. The computer is compatible with Windows 11 and will continue to receive security and feature updates for the operating system. What you won’t get from now on are firmware and driver updates, which means you may run into compatibility issues or unresolved bugs at some point.
The next Surface computer to stop receiving firmware and driver updates is the Surface Book 2. Unlike the Surface Laptop 2, this laptop powerhouse has already received five years of support, with six months to come. While impressive, it’s a far cry from the Surface Pro 3’s seven and a half years of firmware updates.