1. DynaDog's Avatar
    Need Surface owners with expertise and/or experience.
    I'm a tablet PC guy from way back and I am very interested in the Surface Pro 2. It's great to see that the battery life has taken a big jump, but can anyone tell me about the rate of battery wear? Will the longer life mean slower wear, assuming you're recharging every night? I get a bit leery at devices at this price point without replaceable batteries. I'd hate to lay out the bucks and see my 8 hour battery life decrease to 5 after a year or so. Have a Samsung Series 7 slate that seemed to drop pretty quickly from 4 to 3 hours on a charge and it's still going down. Battery tech and power management is always improving, but are rates of wear part of the improvement? Anyone got a Surface Pro story to share? Thanks.
    Leahtt likes this.
    09-28-2013 09:42 PM
  2. Lendo's Avatar
    I'm also seriously considering the Surface Pro 2 and would like to hear about this also. Although, I'm not sure it would make much difference as tech goes obsolete rather quickly.
    09-29-2013 09:16 PM
  3. rdubmu's Avatar
    My Surface Pro one out of the box got about 4 hours and 30 minutes with wifi on, screen about 1/2 way.

    Now I get between 4 hours and 4 hours 20 minutes. I have had the Surface Pro since launch. Battery technology really hasn't changed much in about 20-30 years. They still go bad at the same frequencies. I think it is about 400 charges is the half life.

    Now I want that power cover :)
    Laura Knotek and DynaDog like this.
    09-29-2013 09:42 PM
  4. Lendo's Avatar
    And by the time you hit 400 charges, you've found your next toy LOL
    Laura Knotek and rdubmu like this.
    09-29-2013 09:48 PM
  5. rdubmu's Avatar
    And by the time you hit 400 charges, you've found your next toy LOL
    Totally True! :)
    Lendo likes this.
    09-29-2013 10:23 PM

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