1. lanakaryatna's Avatar
    I don't know info about surface pro and I so curious about that
    06-15-2017 11:34 PM
  2. david90531's Avatar
    I'm not sure what you mean by fast charging, if you meant Qualcomm Quick Charge for mobile devices, then no. In terms of charging time I haven't really read about it in reviews, but I'd assume it would charge about the same as SP3 which is relatively quick compared to other laptops I've owned
    06-16-2017 12:17 AM
  3. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I figure it would probably be the same as the Pro 4 which is quite speedy all things considered. But if you're talking about Qualcomm Quick Charge or USB Type-C fast charging, then no.
    06-17-2017 05:41 PM
  4. Rainar Angelo's Avatar
    Laptops don't have the quick charge feature like cell phones do they?
    06-17-2017 11:11 PM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    Laptops don't have the quick charge feature like cell phones do they?
    The "Quick Charge" technology is a Qualcomm brand, and Qualcomm is currently only in phones and sometimes tablets.

    Laptops may very well charge quickly but that depends on the charger, battery, laptop itself, etc.

    But you won't find the QC name anywhere, even if it did charge rather quickly.
    06-18-2017 01:06 AM
  6. proof2006's Avatar
    06-18-2017 01:23 AM
  7. Rainar Angelo's Avatar
    The "Quick Charge" technology is a Qualcomm brand, and Qualcomm is currently only in phones and sometimes tablets.

    Laptops may very well charge quickly but that depends on the charger, battery, laptop itself, etc.

    But you won't find the QC name anywhere, even if it did charge rather quickly.
    Yeah I got that; How fast can a laptop charge though? I mean as you said, depends on the battery too. However, a standard 5 hour backup battery? Is there tech that can charge it up in 30 or so minutes?
    06-18-2017 09:57 PM
  8. Rainar Angelo's Avatar
    Really? Somehow I'm not a fan of Samsung, but good for them if they do! Still not the qualcomm thing though
    06-18-2017 09:58 PM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    Yeah I got that; How fast can a laptop charge though? I mean as you said, depends on the battery too. However, a standard 5 hour backup battery? Is there tech that can charge it up in 30 or so minutes?
    I'm not sure there is a standard measure of that, even in reviews.

    There's so many factors you're going to want to go to someone who owns the device, especially since there is no standard "5 hour battery" size.

    ex. My ThinkPad Yoga had a 40-50-ish watt-hour battery and gets 4-5 hours of battery life. It has more efficient stuff under-the-hood and a smaller display too.

    My current T430 has just over 60 watt-hours and gets 2.5-3.5 hours.

    I used a 60 watt charger with the Yoga, a 90 watt charger with the T430, both charge rather quickly to me but definitely not 100% in 30 minutes.

    If you need a fast turnaround time, I would consider a laptop with a hot-swappable battery so you can switch in spare batteries as you need.
    06-19-2017 11:08 AM
  10. 2in1Fan's Avatar
    HP's new spectre x2 is supposed to have some sort of fast charge I think. Only to 50% battery though (in 30 min) and then after that it goes back to regular charging.
    06-21-2017 02:49 PM
  11. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    There are devices and laptops with "fast charging technology" but they rarely have branding and it's never Qualcomm's. If you need a laptop with fast charging you're looking for a modern Kaby Lake laptop with a USB Type-C 3.1 Thunderbolt charging port.
    06-22-2017 12:57 PM
  12. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I think the review on this website discussed charging, takes about 2 hours to fully charge, similar to my Surface Pro 3 which always felt fast. Old laptops took hours to charge.
    06-24-2017 09:20 AM
  13. swirlie's Avatar
    How long will the battery last till until you need to replace it?
    06-24-2017 11:05 PM
  14. xandros9's Avatar
    How long will the battery last till until you need to replace it?
    It can vary depending on a lot of factors but probably a couple to several years.

    However once the battery wears out, there is no replacing it on a Surface. They're almost designed to be disposable computers, despite their cost and quality.
    06-25-2017 08:01 AM
  15. ajcletus500's Avatar
    How long will the battery last till until you need to replace it?
    batteries roughly last anywhere between 3 to 6 years
    Yesterday 10:02 AM
  16. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    Still using two first gen surface pro devices. Can stil get 3 hours and 55 minutes out of my battery in battery save mode at 84% (yes it can charge to 100%) after 5 years with windows 10.
    Yesterday 03:34 PM

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