The Surface Pro X’s latest firmware comes with some handy improvements for people who love to travel.

What you need to know

  • The Surface Pro X has a new firmware update.
  • The update enables mobile operator self registration, which helps you set up a cellular connection.
  • The update also improves Bluetooth and Wi-Fi reliability

Microsoft shipped a firmware update for the Surface Pro X this week. The update enables mobile operator self registration, which makes it easier to set up a connection to LTE carriers, especially when traveling abroad. The update also improves Bluetooth reliability and Wi-Fi reliability. The Surface Pro X is already one of the best Windows laptops because of its mobility, so self registration is a nice addition.

Microsoft’s support page outlines all of the changes, which can also be found below.

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name Version Update
Microsoft Corporation – System Hardware Update Qualcomm Advanced Modem Subsystem Device 10400.1.77.0 Enables Mobile Operator self registration.
Microsoft Corporation – System Hardware Update Qualcomm Bluetooth Radio Driver – Bluetooth 1.0.1080.0 Improves BT connection reliability when the device resumes from sleep.
Microsoft Corporation – System Hardware Update Qualcomm Bluetooth UART Transport Driver – Bluetooth 1.0.1080.0 Improves BT connection reliability when the device resumes from sleep.
Microsoft Corporation – System Hardware Update Qualcomm System Manager Device Extension 10400.1.77.0 Enables Mobile Operator self registration.
Microsoft Corporation – System Hardware Update Qualcomm Wi-Fi B/G/N/AC (2×2) Svc – Network adapters 1.0.1080.0 Improves Wi-Fi connection reliability when the device resumes from sleep.
Microsoft Corporation – System Hardware Update Snapdragon (TM) X24 LTE Modem – Network adapters 1.0.1180.0 Enables Mobile Operator self registration.
Microsoft Corporation – System Hardware Update Surface Hot Plug – System devices 3.71.139.0 Improves system stability, and addresses issues related to system bugcheck.
Microsoft Corporation – System Hardware Update Surface Light Sensor – System devices 1.37.139.0 Addresses issues related to system bugcheck.
Microsoft Corporation – System Hardware Update Surface Pro X Wi-Fi B/G/N/AC (2×2) Svc – Network adapters 10400.1.22.0 Improves Wi-Fi connection reliability when the device resumes from sleep.
Microsoft Corporation – System Hardware Update Surface Touch Pen Processor – Human Interface Devices 4.212.137.0 Improves pen inking when palm is also on the screen.
Microsoft Corporation – System Hardware Update Improves pen inking when palm is also on the screen. Surface UEFI – Firmware 3.527.140.0 | Improves system stability, and addresses issues related to system bugcheck.
Microsoft Corporation – System Hardware Update Surface Dock 2 Firmware Update Driver Extension 5.5.0.0 Enables Surface Dock 2 update.

The firmware update should be available through Windows Update.

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The Surface Pro X is a drastic redesign of Microsoft’s Surface Pro line, slimming everything down with an ARM processor and LTE connectivity.