1. Island Barbie's Avatar
    My surface pro 4 is always dead and has to be plugged in. This is my third one so I know its not that I just got a bad one. Is the lap top better ?
    05-24-2017 12:39 PM
  2. ttsoldier's Avatar
    My surface pro 4 is always dead and has to be plugged in. This is my third one so I know its not that I just got a bad one. Is the lap top better ?
    What do you mean always dead? It's supposed to give you at least a couple hours on battery life.

    But the surface laptop is better in terms of battery life.. it is rated at 14.5 hrs.. But as it has not been released yet we don't know how accurate these figures are..

    So we need to wait till some reviews to see real life battery performance.
    05-24-2017 07:48 PM
  3. Surapathi_121-0's Avatar
    If you ever get the chance to buy the surface laptop you should buy it if you matter the battery life.
    05-24-2017 10:48 PM
  4. k1s23's Avatar
    island barbie, eventually rechargeable batteries cannot hold their charges and go bad so you probably need to buy a new battery.
    05-25-2017 01:21 AM
  5. Photonsym's Avatar
    Idk personally what the difference will be but as long as you use windows wisely im sure you could get quite a bit of battery life out of the laptop. That does mean shying away from external peripherals and keeping brightness between medium and low.
    05-26-2017 01:59 PM
  6. Island Barbie's Avatar
    I take online classes so I need it on for hours. I have only had It for maybe 3 weeks so I don't think I need a new battery. Its brand new.
    05-26-2017 03:23 PM
  7. kashgohel's Avatar
    My surface pro 4 is always dead and has to be plugged in. This is my third one so I know its not that I just got a bad one. Is the lap top better ?
    This does seem odd. Have you talked to customer care?
    05-26-2017 03:44 PM
  8. kashgohel's Avatar
    Surface laptop IS definitely better in terms of battery life.
    05-26-2017 03:51 PM
  9. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I take online classes so I need it on for hours. I have only had It for maybe 3 weeks so I don't think I need a new battery. Its brand new.
    You're not telling us how much battery life you get out of it. Only then we will know if something is wrong or not.
    05-26-2017 07:01 PM
  10. k1s23's Avatar
    Surface laptop IS definitely better in terms of battery life.
    ^^^ this. the surface laptop battery life even beats the new surface pro according to microsofts data (14.5 hours with surface laptop vs. 13.5 hours with surface pro).
    05-26-2017 07:38 PM
  11. Radha Meher's Avatar
    I suppose surface laptop is better to use as the battery can be replaced easily.
    05-27-2017 01:59 AM
  12. k1s23's Avatar
    I suppose surface laptop is better to use as the battery can be replaced easily.
    can it be replaced easily? i would imagine its frustrating to replace on your own. its a non-removable battery so youd have to open up the bottom of the laptop to get to the battery.
    05-27-2017 02:12 AM
  13. Radha Meher's Avatar
    Of course yes! But its far better than a tablet pc like surface pro 4
    05-27-2017 02:25 AM
  14. k1s23's Avatar
    Of course yes! But its far better than a tablet pc like surface pro 4
    the surface laptop battery is estimated at about 1 hour more than the surface pro. better than the surface pro of course, but not "far better" in my opinion.
    05-27-2017 02:38 AM
  15. kaktus1389's Avatar
    Surface Laptop is supposed to come with a LOT better battery life than Surface Pro 4. Battery consumption also depends on the model that you have and the apps that you're running + screen brightness is a big deal at this high screen resolution.
    05-27-2017 03:09 AM
  16. k1s23's Avatar
    Surface Laptop is supposed to come with a LOT better battery life than Surface Pro 4. Battery consumption also depends on the model that you have and the apps that you're running + screen brightness is a big deal at this high screen resolution.
    hey yeah theres so many factors that go into measuring battery life, but in general its supposed to be better than surface pro 4. im sure windows 10 s will contribute to that battery life also.
    05-27-2017 03:11 AM
  17. overboard08's Avatar
    I'm taking online classes on my Surface Pro 4 and my battery life has been just fine, despite 10-12 Edge tabs open, at least 3x Office programs, Drawboard PDF and a couple of Adobe epub programs from school. I can get a good 3-4 hour school session in on the weekends and still come out with 50% battery life. And I've had my Pro 4 for about 16 months now.

    v/r
    BMK
    From Surface Pro 4
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    05-27-2017 08:22 PM
  18. Island Barbie's Avatar
    I get about 45 minutes of battery life and then it needs to be plugged in. And that's after a full 100% charge.
    05-28-2017 07:41 PM
  19. Jeffery Holderness's Avatar
    So many factors but generally yes you should get better battery life out of it. I would suggest getting a dock so you can keep it plugged in when you need it for class but you don't need to have your charger with you all of the time. As long as you do most of your classes in the same place everyday.
    05-28-2017 11:33 PM
  20. k1s23's Avatar
    So many factors but generally yes you should get better battery life out of it. I would suggest getting a dock so you can keep it plugged in when you need it for class but you don't need to have your charger with you all of the time. As long as you do most of your classes in the same place everyday.
    hey jeffrey. rather than buying the surface dock i think it would be better to just get a second charger instead and carry that charger around. the surface dock is good for leaving at a location but its designed for using multiple monitors and more peripherals and more expensive. if island barbie is content with using just the surface pro 4 and not needing the other things, carrying a second charger is the more convenient option.
    05-28-2017 11:48 PM
  21. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I think she needs to get that checked out.

    45 minutes battery life is ridiculous.
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    05-29-2017 12:38 AM
  22. xandros9's Avatar
    I think she needs to get that checked out.

    45 minutes battery life is ridiculous.
    She says its her third one but I don't know how she keeps getting bad units.

    (although I do remember some guy going through eight Palm Pre replacements back in the thick of the early bad build quality days.)

    Frankly, with a non-defective Pro 4, even taking normal wear-and-tear into account, I won't be able to even get its runtime DOWN to 45 minutes if I tried!
    kaktus1389 likes this.
    05-29-2017 10:32 AM
  23. kaktus1389's Avatar
    I think she needs to get that checked out.
    45 minutes battery life is ridiculous.
    No idea what could be draining her battery so fast. Hopefully she didn't get some kind of bitcoin mining malware, that wouldn't be possible on Windows 10 S anyway.
    ttsoldier likes this.
    05-29-2017 11:17 AM
  24. Ayrton01CZ's Avatar
    What kind of software do you use? It must be something very demanding on resources (eg. battery life) or you're really running malware/virus. There's a chance that, unfortunately, you may have it on cloud or some USB and you download it to every device and you'd get a bad battery life on every single device, it wouldn't be SP4 related.
    05-29-2017 12:01 PM

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