1. ninja41's Avatar
    I watched the New York May KeyNote and noticed what looks like a battery that spans the entire length of the laptop!

    And with the PCIe SSD integrated onto the motherboard?! Genius!
    05-14-2017 05:53 PM
  2. etphoto's Avatar
    I don't think they ever work as long as the manufacturer claims. That is probably based on perfect setup and working conditions. However, I'd think it would get at least 10-12 hrs usage.

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    05-14-2017 06:38 PM
  3. DeeMickSee's Avatar
    Does anyone know if this hourly rate requires you run Win 10S? Would 10 Pro reduce it by much?
    05-14-2017 07:14 PM
  4. abrichman's Avatar
    Does anyone know if this hourly rate requires you run Win 10S? Would 10 Pro reduce it by much?
    I was assuming that running UWP apps run much more efficiently (battery usage) than 32-bit apps. If you ran the same (store) apps on both, I'd think they'd be more or less of equal efficiency.

    As to the note on manufacturer claims, I think it's just the reality that you cannot say "how long does a battery last" with accuracy unless there is a context to it like "how long does the battery last when looping a specific video (or running some very specific task)." It sucks though, kinda feels like auto manufacturers' MPG claims from 10 years back.
    05-14-2017 10:44 PM
  5. falcon304's Avatar
    That claim is undoubtedly for it running Windows 10 S. Running Pro and win32 apps will get you less battery life. The question is how much though. We won't know until it's out and people can test it.
    05-20-2017 09:12 PM
  6. Timbre70's Avatar
    Discount it by 30% min to align your expectations.
    05-20-2017 09:34 PM
  7. chain13's Avatar
    I believe windows 10s which only capable running store apps could run much longer than windows 10 home/pro. UWP app seems more lightweight compared to win32 app.
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    05-20-2017 09:45 PM
  8. ttsoldier's Avatar
    This is my biggest attraction, the battery life.

    Kind of tired of my surface pro 4 battery life
    05-21-2017 07:28 AM
  9. k1s23's Avatar
    hello. i usually dont believe those kinds of claims but like to approximate nearby. i am excited to try out the battery life and see how close i can get to that 14 hour claim.
    05-21-2017 08:23 AM
  10. kaktus1389's Avatar
    I believe windows 10s which only capable running store apps could run much longer than windows 10 home/pro. UWP app seems more lightweight compared to win32 app.
    This, plus there won't be any Win32 apps out there to start processes on the launch, plus the screen resolution is lower than the one on Surface Pro 4 so I believe it should be pretty close to the claimed amount of up-time.
    ttsoldier likes this.
    05-21-2017 03:17 PM
  11. Ezhik's Avatar
    Well, 10S would definitely be lighter, but if you play games all day it'd still not last as long.

    It always depends on what you actually do.
    ttsoldier likes this.
    05-21-2017 04:21 PM
  12. JohnnyRedLight's Avatar
    I don't care what company it is selling a laptop, they ALWAYS give the best-case scenario. It will have a great battery life, but 14.5 hours?
    05-21-2017 08:57 PM
  13. Surapathi_121-0's Avatar
    I think no, because I didn't see a laptop running upto atleast 10 hours and I also think that 14.5 hours standby is when the laptop is not used at all.
    05-21-2017 10:41 PM
  14. neten17's Avatar
    If it gets around 10 hours it would be awesome!
    ttsoldier likes this.
    05-22-2017 01:53 AM
  15. GG002's Avatar
    I think no, because I didn't see a laptop running upto atleast 10 hours and I also think that 14.5 hours standby is when the laptop is not used at all.
    I don't think so. If it lasted 14.5 hours doing nothing, it would be quite inefficient at throttling and ramping down various functions, as the battery is most likely larger and the computer more efficient than my SP3. My SP3 sitting and doing nothing will last more than 13 hours (because simple maths: it usually ramps down to around 3-3.2W in idle, and the battery is 42Wh giving it more than 13h in idle).
    05-22-2017 06:55 PM
  16. Sam MG's Avatar
    Hello. I personally don't think it will last 14.5 hrs unless perhaps you are doing nothing but browse the web or something similar. I'm assuming that if you use it to work or play games the battery life will be a lot shorter. Hopefully it's not that far from what they claim, personally I will still be extremely impressed if after using that computer to run heavy duty programs or games it lasts around 8-10hrs.
    05-22-2017 10:15 PM
  17. Strike_1's Avatar
    Battery life is definitely one of the greatest features of this device. However, I would expect it to last somewhere around 9-10 hours with heavy use. So, yeah basically depends on what you aim to do with the laptop!
    05-23-2017 02:19 AM
  18. k1s23's Avatar
    Hello. I personally don't think it will last 14.5 hrs unless perhaps you are doing nothing but browse the web or something similar. I'm assuming that if you use it to work or play games the battery life will be a lot shorter. Hopefully it's not that far from what they claim, personally I will still be extremely impressed if after using that computer to run heavy duty programs or games it lasts around 8-10hrs.
    hey sam i agree with you. the "up to" 14.5 hours battery life is the baseline for everyone. its much easier to make a baseline that is based off the most basic of users (edge, low brightness, other simple uses) than base it off of say, a graphic artist or med student or video editor. the battery life for those users will be WAY different.
    05-23-2017 02:24 AM
  19. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    These battery claims are at low to mid screen brightness and low cpu load like watching videos indoors.

    Push the processor or use max screen brightness and expect much less.
    ttsoldier likes this.
    05-23-2017 03:11 AM
  20. Photonsym's Avatar
    Yea thats ideal conditions and prob while sticking to windows 10s. Still if the claims are even somewhat close in day to day use, then that would be great.
    05-23-2017 12:05 PM
  21. k1s23's Avatar
    Yea thats ideal conditions and prob while sticking to windows 10s. Still if the claims are even somewhat close in day to day use, then that would be great.
    hey photonsym i agree. having a battery life that long would be fantastic considering majority of my computer usage is considered "light usage" and would hardly drain the battery quickly.
    05-24-2017 12:22 AM

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