1. PLGomez's Avatar
    Has anyone who has purchased the core M3 SP4 noted the battery life? One would assume that it lasts longer than the i5 and i7 models but I haven't seen any mention of it in reviews.
    10-30-2015 07:50 AM
  2. anon(5327127)'s Avatar
    10-30-2015 12:25 PM
  3. theriverlethe's Avatar
    I would like to see this answered as well, but I doubt the m3 version has much more battery life than the i5. Modern CPU's perform so much throttling when idle that there may not be much difference unless you're performing CPU-intensive tasks.
    10-30-2015 07:12 PM
  4. sundry's Avatar
    no advantage with m3 because the battery is smaller so it offsets any advantage it would have had.
    11-01-2015 05:32 PM
  5. GatsbyGlen's Avatar
    Here is a link to a review that suggests 6.75 hours, vs 6.5 for the i5. For the M3, it suggests it spends a lot of time in boost mode. I'm wondering if I can use Intel's Extreme Tuning Utility to tweak the processor to use less power, or to turn off turbo boost all together (for i5 model).

    Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Review - Laptop and Tablet Reviews by MobileTechReview

    Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU) Supports Overclocking
    11-01-2015 05:59 PM

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