Users in possession of Microsoft Surface devices this month were able to rejoice following the opening to do-it-yourself repairs by the Redmond giant. Although for the moment this is an exclusive novelty for the United States, Canada and France, it is an important step by the US company towards greater consumer protection through the direct sale of spare parts.
However, there is also negative news for some owners of the Surface line notebooks. Just today, June 30, 2023, Surface Pro 6 support ends launched in October 2018. For Microsoft, it’s time to focus on the latest generations, stopping sending firmware updates for that laptop.
No more support for Microsoft Surface Pro 6
As taken up by the attentive colleagues of Neowin, for Microsoft Surface Pro 6 it’s time to say goodbye to the updates. The 2-in-1 notebook launched by the American giant together with Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Studio 2 five years ago now stops at Windows 11 22H2, officially remaining the oldest Surface device to support that operating system.
With his processori Intel Core Kaby Lake R and a memory compartment characterized by 8-16 GB of RAM and 128-1TB of storage with non-removable SSD, Microsoft Surface Pro 6 still remains an excellent product with solid performance, but not with a commendable design due to an extremely difficult repairability .
Perhaps also to cut with the past, Microsoft has therefore decided to look to the latest generations for firmware and driver updates. Nonetheless, the security updates and other vital fixes will come anyway on Surface Pro 6 for some time.