Firmware update for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 brings Windows Hello

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Microsoft is expected to start shipping the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 starting today. The company also delivered some review units to tech reviewers, which didn’t include support for Windows Hello. However, the software giant recently released a new firmware update for both the Surface Book and the Pro 4 which bring support for Windows Hello. For those unaware, Windows Hello is a biometric login system which allows users to login with their face, the feature has been introduced with Windows 10, and it works like a charm. It is worth noting that Windows Hello also supports iris scanners, as well as fingerprint readers.

Microsoft already has info on firmware updates for the Pro 4 and Book on its Download Center. Here’s the description of the latest update for the Pro 4 and Book from the Download Center:

Cumulative and current firmware and drivers for the Surface Book/Surface Pro 4. This firmware and driver package contains drivers for all of the components in the Surface Book/Surface Pro 4, as well as updates to the system firmware that have been released via Windows Update. These drivers and firmware are compatible with Windows 10, including Enterprise versions. The driver MSI and ZIP files include all of the drivers and firmware needed to deploy custom images of Windows on your Surface devices. For convenience, the Ethernet dongle drivers are included as separate packages, but are also included in the ZIP and MSI. Additionally, the WinTab driver is provided for those professionals needing WinTab compatibility with certain Surface Pen enabled applications.

You probably don’t have a Surface Pro 4 or a Surface Book just yet, but, in case you are wondering, the latest update for the Pro 4 weighs in at 170.1 MB while the Surface Book firmware update weighs in at 168.2 MB.

If you want to buy a Surface Book or Surface Pro 4, use the following links:

Microsoft Store:

Surface BookEstimated retail price (USD)
Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 8 GB of RAM$1499
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM$1599
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM (dGPU)$1,899
Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 16 GB of RAM (dGPU)$2,699
Surface Pro 4Estimated retail price (USD)
Intel® Core™M2, 128GB and 4 GB of RAM$899
Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM$999
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM$1,299
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 16 GB of RAM$1,499
Intel® Core™ i7, 1TGB and 16 GB of RAM$2,699

Amazon:

Surface BookEstimated retail price (USD)
Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 8 GB of RAM$1499
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM$1599
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM (dGPU)$1,899
Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 16 GB of RAM (dGPU)$2,699
Surface Pro 4Estimated retail price (USD)
Intel® Core™M2, 128GB and 4 GB of RAM$899
Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM$999
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM$1,299
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 16 GB of RAM$1,499
Intel® Core™ i7, 256GB and 16 GB of RAM$1,799

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