1. bullo75's Avatar
    Hi everyone I am new i've just bought a Surface 3 unfortunately I notice the battery Is crazy, I mean doing nothing it estimates 100% battery more than 8 Hours but as soon as I open firefox or Word or Skype it drops at 3 Hours and half and from 100% start go down quickly so i assume 3,5 Hours Is the right estimation but it should last 8 hours.
    Someone can help me??? Thank you
    03-04-2016 08:38 AM
  2. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Have you updated to the lastest firmware and OS? Last reports when 3 and 4 got firmware updates were that it fixed battery woes.
    03-04-2016 10:16 AM
  3. bullo75's Avatar
    I am trying to update to 1511,10586 (I hope Is the list versione of Windows 10 Home) Is pretty slow (still 64%) , regarding the firmware i tried to update but failed...I'll let you know...by non so much for your advice
    03-04-2016 10:46 AM
  4. Smithy London's Avatar
    The intel Atom chip and non SSD means that the updates take longer than the Pro versions... That Surface 3 though is a very nice machine and I get 5-6 hours out of mine realistically. You should upgrade the USB power lead to a 19/20 AWG type lead... It gets rid of the issues with charging and then not charging!

    I bought the Volutz Equilibrium Series high powered USB 19AWG leads
    03-04-2016 12:22 PM
  5. bullo75's Avatar
    I upgrade windows and the firmware but the battery still drain as soon as i use Internet or word or other app the estiamtion go down....i checked task manager antimalware use 80% of my cpu could be that the reason?
    03-04-2016 01:52 PM
  6. bullo75's Avatar
    After several test the situation Is better, from 100% to 95% dropped quickly and estimated 4 hours battery live then dropped very slowly and estimated 9 Hours and some Times 11 hours, then it keeps an estimation on avarage of 7,5-8,5 hours also using word or Photoshop...the only problem Is when I browse on internet, the estimation of battery live Is between 3,5/4,5 Hours i Tried with firefox and edge, I notice that operino task manager antimalwere Is more than 50% of the cpu...some advice? Thanks
    03-04-2016 05:12 PM

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