December 27, 2022, marks the end of device support for the 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 new firmware updates and drivers.
Microsoft announced the Surface Laptop 2 in October 2018. The computer was only available with a 13-inch screen (the 15-inch model came with the Surface Laptop 3) and eighth-generation Intel Core processors. It also featured 8 or 16GB of 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 future Windows updates. 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 might run into compatibility issues or unresolved bugs at some point.
The next Surface PC 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 go. While that’s impressive, it’s still far from the Surface Pro 3’s record breaking seven and a half years of firmware updates.