Surface Laptop Studio has improved facial recognition for Windows Hello.


A man opens a Surface Studio laptop with an Xbox wireless controller.

Surface Laptop Studio owners can download the new firmware from Windows Update. The latest release is now available with improvements to Windows Hello, making facial recognition more accurate and reliable.

What’s new in the January 2023 firmware update for Surface Laptop Studio?

  • This update improves facial recognition in Windows Hello.

Here is the list of new drivers:

The name of the Windows Update Windows Device Manager
Level – Firmware – Surface Touch G6 Firmware Update – Firmware

And here are additional information with known issues, additional steps, and compatibility:

Auxiliary equipment Surface Laptop Studio (all configurations)
Supported Windows Windows 10 20H2 and newer
Windows 11 21H2 and newer
How to get updates Windows update
Surface Support website (manual installation)
Additional steps No additional steps are required.
Known issues There are no known issues with this release.

If you’re thinking of buying a Surface Laptop Studio, you can get it on Amazon with an 11% discount. i5/16GB/512GB Available now for $1,599 ($200 off).

Microsoft will continue to release new firmware and drivers for Surface Laptop Studio until at least October 5, 2025. The last Surface computer to stop receiving software support is the Surface Laptop 2. Its support lifecycle ended on December 27, 2022.


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