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  1. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    Does anyone know if microsoft is considering releasing another power cover?
    06-27-2017 05:40 AM
  2. convergent's Avatar
    I'm looking to purchase the new Surface Pro. I've been debating between the i5 and the i7 models. Assuming a user performs the same tasks on both models, would the battery life be the same or would the i7 drain the battery faster as it is more powerful? Would bigger SSD sizes also drain batter faster? Again, I assume the user is performing the same tasks on both models.
    Given this review, the i5 is getting better battery life and running cooler vs. the i7 (by quite a bit). And the i5 also appears to be a screamer performance wise! I'm quite happy with the silent wonder! -> https://www.windowscentral.com/surfa...core-i5-review
    06-27-2017 10:50 AM
  3. onlysublime's Avatar
    it's not an apples to apples comparison. if you were to lock the i7 to the same frequencies as the i5, it will get the same battery life. in that benchmark where they're looping tasks continuously, if the i7 completed 1.5X the number of tasks because it can run at higher clock frequencies, then of course it will run the battery down faster. but then again, if your boss says that as soon as you finish your task, you can go home and you finish the task with the i7 at 2PM rather than 5PM with the i5, I think the fact that you finished your job faster makes a greater difference than if the i5 lasted longer on battery life.
    06-28-2017 03:12 AM
  4. StaticFX's Avatar
    Not to mention it states "If you can afford the Core i7 model the performance is better...." so its not saying the i7 is no good, its just saying the new i5 is much better than the old i5.
    06-30-2017 09:36 AM
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