Microsoft has been testing Dynamic Refresh Rate on the Surface Laptop Studio with Windows Insiders for the past few weeks and is now confident that the experience is stable enough for everyone to enjoy.
The May 2022 firmware update will be released to all Surface Laptop Studio users.
For those not familiar, Dynamic Refresh Rate is a feature of Windows 11 that lets your computer choose the right screen refresh rate as needed. It is now possible to choose between 60 Hz and 120 Hz on the Surface Laptop Studio, but previously you had to choose manually.
With this firmware update, you can now select Dynamic Refresh Rate from Settings > System > Display > Advanced Display.
As a result, Windows will select the higher refresh rate when browsing the internet, or when it detects that smoother motion is needed.
When you are just looking at your Windows desktop, you should select a lower refresh rate.
As well as Dynamic Refresh Rate, the May 2022 firmware update also improves system stability, the touch experience, as well as the performance and stability of the Surface Dock and Pen.
As part of this batch, you will see five entries under Windows Update. Microsoft has acknowledged that there are known issues.
Surface Pro 8 will also support up to a 120Hz display, but no word yet on when this feature will be added.
In the meantime, Microsoft has been busy updating the Surface Laptop Studio.
You may recall that the device got a Voice Clarity feature back in April, as well as haptic improvements.
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