Microsoft has heard those complaints and on Monday responded with its November firmware update, which appears to address some of the chief problems, with five driver updates for the Surface Book and four for the Surface Pro 4.
The Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 updates include a common fix for the HD Graphics 520 driver that "addresses some display issues, including some scenarios that result in screen flickering", according to Microsoft.
The update for both also contains a new audio driver to support the updated graphics driver, an updated Surface embedded controller firmware to improve overall stability, and a new Surface Pen Settings driver to support future Windows 10 features.
Unique to the Surface Book is an update for the Surface system aggregator firmware aimed at improving "the keyboard and trackpad experience".
As usual, Microsoft warns that not all customers will receive the update simultaneously and those who are waiting may need to manually check Windows Update later.
The firmware update released by Microsoft for the two Surface devices in late October was to fix issues in the Surface's camera, display, and storage firmware drivers.