Surface devices lifecycle details

Check out when lifecycle of each Surface device begins and ends, and how the system works for these devices.

Surface 2019 group (image source Microsoft)
Surface 2019 group (image source Microsoft)

Although you can continue to use a Surface device until it breaks or you get a replacement, they do have a lifecycle similar to every version of Windows 10. In the case of the Surface line, the lifecycle starts when Microsoft releases the device and ends when firmware and driver support reach the end of service.

According to the company’s documentation, Surface devices usually have four years of firmware and driver support from the date it was initially released (not from the date you purchased the device). However, sometimes, the support will continue beyond four years, but if this was the case, Microsoft will communicate a new end of service in advance.

For example, in the case of the Surface Pro 7, the support begins on October 22, 2019, and it ends four years later, on October 22, 2023. Surface Pro X starts on November 5, 2019, and ends on November 5, 2023, and Surface Laptop Go starts on October 13, 2020, and ends on October 13, 2024.

Surface lifecycle

Here’s the list with start and end dates for the lifecycle of Surface devices:

DeviceRelease DateEnd of Servicing Date
Surface Laptop 4April 15, 2021April 15, 2025
Surface Pro 7+January 15, 2021January 15, 2025
Surface Laptop GoOctober 13, 2020October 13, 2024
Surface Pro X SQ2October 13, 2020October 13, 2024
Surface Book 3May 26, 2020May 26, 2024
Surface Go 2May 6, 2020May 6, 2024
Surface Pro XNovember 5, 2019November 5, 2023
Surface Pro 7October 22, 2019October 22, 2023
Surface Laptop 3October 22, 2019October 22, 2023
Surface Go with LTE AdvancedNovember 20, 2018November 20, 2022
Surface Pro 6October 16, 2018October 16, 2022
Surface Laptop 2October 16, 2018October 16, 2022
Surface Studio 2October 2, 2018October 2, 2022
Surface GoAugust 2, 2018August 2, 2022
Surface Pro LTE (Model 1807)December 1, 2017December 1, 2021
Surface Book 2November 17, 2017November 17, 2021
Surface Pro (5th gen)June 15, 2017November 13, 2021
Surface Laptop (1st gen)June 14, 2017November 13, 2021
Surface Studio (1st gen)December 15, 2016November 13, 2021
Surface Book with Performance BaseNovember 10, 2016November 13, 2021
Surface Pro 4October 26, 2015November 13, 2021
Surface BookOctober 26, 2015November 13, 2021
Surface 3May 5, 2015November 13, 2021
Surface Pro 3June 20, 2014November 13, 2021
Surface Pro 2October 22, 2013April 10, 2018
Surface 2October 22, 2013April 10, 2018
Surface ProFebruary 9, 2013April 11, 2017
Surface RTOctober 26, 2012April 11, 2017

In addition to the driver and firmware support, there’s also the support that the company provides for the operating system during the lifecycle. According to the support documentation, updates will be offered for the version of Windows 10 released in the prior 30 months. However, Surface won’t support versions that were launched prior to the release of the device. You can check this support page to learn which version of Windows 10 are supported for every Surface.

Also, when the support period ends, Surface devices will continue to receive maintenance and feature updates for as long as the operating system is supported.

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