Microsoft Surface Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Last updated on January 23, 2024

Microsoft Surface are notebook devices manufactured by Microsoft itself. These are touchscreen 2-in-1 devices designed to be used both with keyboards and as standalone tablets.

Surface devices come preinstalled with a supported Windows operating system.

Support status guide

End of life (EOL) is the end of a product’s useful life. When a product reaches the end of its life cycle, the manufacturer no longer supports it. The following table explains the different phases of a product’s lifecycle. Testing status is when the product is initially released and EOL is when product support is no longer offered. The time between these two points is the support timeframe.

Testing

The software is not yet publicly available. It is in testing phase i.e., alpha, beta, release preview etc.

Active

The software is actively supported by the vendor.

Phasing Out

The software will soon reach its end of life. You need to look for upgrade or migration options. The software will automatically go into phasing out status 2 months before end of life.

End Of Life

The software is no longer supported by the vendor. You need to make sure your system and environment are safe.

Version

Released

Active Support

Surface Laptop SE
2 years and 1 month ago
(11 January 2022)
Ends in 3 years and 10 months
(11 January 2028)
Surface Pro 8
2 years and 4 months ago
(5 October 2021)
Ends in 3 years and 7 months
(5 October 2027)
Surface Laptop Studio
2 years and 4 months ago
(5 October 2021)
Ends in 3 years and 7 months
(5 October 2027)
Surface Go 3
2 years and 4 months ago
(5 October 2021)
Ends in 3 years and 7 months
(5 October 2027)
Surface Laptop 4
2 years and 10 months ago
(15 April 2021)
Ends in 3 years and 1 month
(15 April 2027)
Surface Pro 7+
3 years and 1 month ago
(15 January 2021)
Ends in 2 years and 10 months
(15 January 2027)
Surface Hub 2S 85"
3 years and 1 month ago
(11 January 2021)
Ends in 10 months and 1 week
(11 January 2025)
Surface Laptop Go
3 years and 4 months ago
(13 October 2020)
Ends in 7 months and 2 weeks
(13 October 2024)
Surface Book 3
3 years and 9 months ago
(26 May 2020)
Ends in 1 year and 1 month
(1 April 2025)
Surface Go 2
3 years and 9 months ago
(6 May 2020)
Ends in 10 months and 1 day
(30 December 2024)
Surface Pro X SQ1
4 years and 3 months ago
(5 November 2019)
Ends in 1 year and 5 months
(10 August 2025)
Surface Laptop 3
4 years and 4 months ago
(22 October 2019)
Ends in 5 months and 1 day
(30 July 2024)
Surface Pro 7
4 years and 4 months ago
(22 October 2019)
Ended 0 day ago
(28 February 2024)
Surface Hub 2S
4 years and 10 months ago
(17 April 2019)
Ended 10 months and 1 week ago
(17 April 2023)
Surface Go with LTE Advanced
5 years and 3 months ago
(20 November 2018)
Ended 1 year and 3 months ago
(20 November 2022)
Surface Pro 6
5 years and 4 months ago
(16 October 2018)
Ended 7 months and 4 weeks ago
(30 June 2023)
Surface Laptop 2
5 years and 4 months ago
(16 October 2018)
Ended 1 year and 2 months ago
(27 December 2022)
Surface Studio 2
5 years and 4 months ago
(2 October 2018)
Ends in 7 months and 3 days
(2 October 2024)
Surface Go
5 years and 6 months ago
(2 August 2018)
Ended 1 year and 6 months ago
(2 August 2022)
Surface Pro LTE (Model 1807)
6 years and 2 months ago
(1 December 2017)
Ended 1 month and 1 week ago
(15 January 2024)
Surface Book 2
6 years and 3 months ago
(17 November 2017)
Ended 8 months and 4 weeks ago
(30 May 2023)
Surface Pro (5th Gen)
6 years and 8 months ago
(15 June 2017)
Ended 1 month and 1 week ago
(15 January 2024)
Surface Laptop (1st Gen)
6 years and 8 months ago
(14 June 2017)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(13 November 2021)
Surface Studio (1st Gen)
7 years and 2 months ago
(15 December 2016)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(13 November 2021)
Surface Book with Performance Base
7 years and 3 months ago
(10 November 2016)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(13 November 2021)
Surface Book
8 years and 4 months ago
(26 October 2015)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(13 November 2021)
Surface Pro 4
8 years and 4 months ago
(26 October 2015)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(13 November 2021)
Surface Hub 55
8 years and 8 months ago
(1 June 2015)
Ended 1 year and 2 months ago
(30 November 2022)
Surface Hub 84
8 years and 8 months ago
(1 June 2015)
Ended 1 year and 2 months ago
(30 November 2022)
Surface 3
8 years and 9 months ago
(5 May 2015)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(13 November 2021)
Surface Pro 3
9 years and 8 months ago
(20 June 2014)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(13 November 2021)
Surface 2
10 years and 4 months ago
(22 October 2013)
Ended 5 years and 10 months ago
(10 April 2018)
Surface Pro 2
10 years and 4 months ago
(22 October 2013)
Ended 5 years and 10 months ago
(10 April 2018)
Surface Pro
11 years and 2 weeks ago
(9 February 2013)
Ended 6 years and 10 months ago
(11 April 2017)
Surface RT
11 years and 4 months ago
(26 October 2012)
Ended 6 years and 10 months ago
(11 April 2017)

Surface devices receive two types of support from Microsoft: Driver and firmware support, and Windows operating system support. The lifecycle of a Surface device begins when a device is first released and concludes when a device ceases publication of driver and firmware updates on the End of Servicing date.

Driver and firmware support

The driver and firmware support defines the actual lifecycle of the Surface device. Microsoft had different policies for the devices released before and after 1st January 2021.

For devices released before 1st January 2021, Surface devices will receive driver and firmware updates for at least four years from when the device was first released.

For devices released on and after January 1, 2021, the Surface devices will receive driver and firmware updates for at least six years from when the device was first released.

In both cases, if the support duration is longer than the said years, an updated end-of-servicing date will be published before the date of the last servicing.

OS version support

Surface devices receive driver and firmware updates for Windows operating system versions released in the last 30 months only. Microsoft maintains a list of minimum supported OS versions for Surface devices.

Once the device support period is concluded at the End of Servicing date, devices will continue to receive Windows OS feature and security updates per the Windows Lifecycle Policy.