Microsoft Releases Firmware Update For Surface RT And Pro Devices, Improves Speaker Volume On Surface RT

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Microsoft today released firmware and performance improvements updates for Surface Pro and Surface RT devices. The most important update is the  firmware update that enhances Surface RT speaker volume.

May 2013 updates released on May 14:

The May update includes these firmware and performance improvements:
•UEFI firmware update that enhances Surface RT speaker volume and improves system stability.
•Driver pack that improves performance and works with the updated UEFI firmware to enhance Surface RT speaker volume.
•Trackpad Settings driver for Surface Type Cover to enable interaction with the Trackpad Settings app for Japanese customers.

May 2013 updates on released May 14:

The May update includes these firmware and performance improvements:
•UEFI firmware update enables the PXE boot feature. This feature is only available when using the Surface Pro Ethernet Adapter due to the UEFI integration needed to implement PXE boot.
•Trackpad Settings driver for Surface Type Cover to enable interaction with the Trackpad Settings app for Japanese customers.
•Continued improvement in Wi-Fi connectivity and stability.

Source: Surface RT, Surface Pro



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  • Bugbog

    Volume is Definitely improved! Volume that used to require being set at 78/100, now only requires being set at 24!

    Nice.

    • harchestr

      I agree.. Love the update and another thing not to complain about.

  • jimski27

    Finally! Not much I didn’t like about my Surface RT. But the lack of volume was at the top of the list. Thank you Microsoft.

  • http://twitter.com/SDKevind Kevin Danker

    Definite improvement on the volume. I am very pleased that they continue to refine and update things to improve the tablet.

  • steveo99

    Yes definitely louder. This will tide me over until 8.1 update.

  • Liberal Republic

    Speakers are now loud. This is good for people like me who do not have a great hearing. Now waiting for 8.1 update.

  • markjonson

    So what about Wi-Fi improvements for Surface RT? Are we done with that now? Just because the “limited connectivity” issue was resolved doesn’t mean that the throughput performance is any better. 2.4GHz and 5GHz are both incredibly slow.

  • wormywyrm

    I dont know if this started before or after the update, but when my surface RT volume is set around 12 I can hear it sometimes fine, but then when my movie/TV show/music gets quiet, the sound shuts off entirely. It is like someone pulls the plug on it. Then when it gets loud again, the sound turns on. What ends up happening is whenever characters are not talking the sound cuts out, then it goes back on halfway through the next word of dialog. It is super annoying. I can turn the volume up to 30-50 and it will not happen, but then the volume is too loud to fall asleep to. I will probably bring it to the microsoft store but I am not sure if I will be able to replicate the problem in a loud crowded mall, because the problem only occurs when the volume is low to begin with.