1. Closingracer's Avatar
    I had the display at half brightness and took it off the charger around 11:30-12 and at 2 AM I had around 56% battery life left. So given if I was doing the same tasks which basically was browsing the Web with some YouTube videos. So given at that rate it would die around the 4 hour mark. Battery life is one factor and it's a big one so I'll be giving it a few more days and if not I guess I'll get the Macbook Pro. Anybody else having poor battery life?
    01-05-2016 01:15 AM
  2. zkyevolved's Avatar
    No... I'm getting good battery life... I mean, it's a full laptop in a tiny form factor and extremely light. You're NEVER going to get MBP battery life. I'm getting 5 hours at 100% CPU speeds with light usage, and about 8 hours when limited to 50% CPU. http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...tm#post3366249

    If Battery life is #1 for you, look elsewhere (like a laptop, but to be honest the Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 SE doesn't get better battery life, and a lot of people complain about the Spectre getting about 6 hours, vs the 5 you get on the SP... hmmm). But if portability and weight and size is, then keep it.
    01-05-2016 01:31 AM
  3. Closingracer's Avatar
    No... I'm getting good battery life... I mean, it's a full laptop in a tiny form factor and extremely light. You're NEVER going to get MBP battery life. I'm getting 5 hours at 100% CPU speeds with light usage, and about 8 hours when limited to 50% CPU. http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...tm#post3366249

    If Battery life is #1 for you, look elsewhere (like a laptop, but to be honest the Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 SE doesn't get better battery life, and a lot of people complain about the Spectre getting about 6 hours, vs the 5 you get on the SP... hmmm). But if portability and weight and size is, then keep it.


    Oh I don't expect Macbook battery life but I expected something better than 4 hours in general Web browsing. I need this to last 4 hours alone for one class.

    As I said this is one day test so just my initial thoughts on the battery life.
    01-05-2016 07:58 AM
  4. Valeri Nikolov's Avatar
    Try limiting the CPU! I have limited mine to 55%. Today I unplugged the Surface around 10:00. Now it is 14:41 and I have 40% battery left with normal usage (web browsing, music, video streaming). It is a temporary fix, at least until Microsoft comes up with an update to fix the power management of the Surface.
    01-05-2016 08:42 AM
  5. Closingracer's Avatar
    Try limiting the CPU! I have limited mine to 55%. Today I unplugged the Surface around 10:00. Now it is 14:41 and I have 40% battery left with normal usage (web browsing, music, video streaming). It is a temporary fix, at least until Microsoft comes up with an update to fix the power management of the Surface.
    I decided to exchange it for a Macbook Pro. Battery life is the most important thing for me and the pen wasn't one of the reasons why I bought the device. Maybe I'll look into it again when battery tech improves or perhaps software improves in the 6 or 7
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    01-05-2016 11:19 AM
  6. Steveborough's Avatar
    hope I'm not there with you in a few because I love the device when it works. An advertised battery life of 9 hours and actual being not even half is absurd and should be a crime!!
    Closingracer likes this.
    01-05-2016 02:36 PM
  7. Closingracer's Avatar
    hope I'm not there with you in a few because I love the device when it works. An advertised battery life of 9 hours and actual being not even half is absurd and should be a crime!!
    From reviews I read most of them getting around 7. For me that would of been fine but based off my usage it was going to be around 4.
    01-05-2016 04:04 PM
  8. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Check which apps are running in background, disable them
    Brightness settings
    Location settings if they are there
    Bluetooth off
    Which programs are running on schedule like anti virus programs
    v535 likes this.
    01-05-2016 11:24 PM
  9. Closingracer's Avatar
    Check which apps are running in background, disable them
    Brightness settings
    Location settings if they are there
    Bluetooth off
    Which programs are running on schedule like anti virus programs


    I had only wifi on and brightness around 50%. Ran AVG anti virus and edge browser mostly....
    01-06-2016 09:35 AM

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