1. Miguel Arcilla's Avatar
    I would like to get a Windows 10 tablet (keyboard optional) with battery life being the highest priority. I currently have a Lenovo ThinkPad 8 on Windows 10. It's a terrific device, but it can only run for about 2-3 hours before a very long charging period.

    The iPad is my gold standard tablet, being able to last for weeks on standby. Is there anything in the Windows category that's comparable?
    Timbre70 likes this.
    02-06-2017 01:30 AM
  2. Chazzy J's Avatar
    I just picked up the Asus T102HA 2-in-1. I'm very impressed with the battery life and the performance. It's the best 10" 2-in-1 I could find. Relatively new to market too. It seems a little slow on applying updates when it enters its restart cycle, but other than that -- it's been zippy with no hardware issues for me.

    I did do a fresh install on it to get rid of all of the bloatware. You can find the Gray one and White one on Newegg (the white one is hard to find).
    Miguel Arcilla likes this.
    02-06-2017 08:53 AM
  3. Chazzy J's Avatar
    Oh yeah, I made it through the whole weekend w/o having to charge it. But when you do have to charge, be prepared for a loooooooong process of recharging. It snail crawls to 20%, a little quicker to 50%, and then a few hours to get from 50% to 100%. It's really an overnight process.
    02-06-2017 09:02 AM
  4. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    Could you give us a full review/opinion about the T102HA? I'm in the market for a tablet to do netflix, hulu, web browsing, music playback, office and that's pretty much it. Looking for something that starts up quickly too. How fast is the internal storage? Does it get hot or lag much? Thanks
    02-07-2017 01:39 PM
  5. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    The new Surface Book with the Performance Base gets close to 20 hours of battery life and blows everything else away.
    02-09-2017 09:10 AM
  6. Miguel Arcilla's Avatar
    The new Surface Book with the Performance Base gets close to 20 hours of battery life and blows everything else away.
    As much as I'd love to get that, I'm looking for something a little easier on the pocket :) also a big thing for me is standby battery life. I love the iPad because I can leave it for days on end without having to shut it down, and grab it for a few minutes to get something done in a snap
    Timbre70 likes this.
    02-09-2017 08:28 PM
  7. horseybob's Avatar
    I got an HP Pavilion X2 convertible tablet and really enjoy it. Good battery life, charges rapidly with USB-C. HD display, nice solid keyboard. 802.11ac WiFi and expandable with either microSD or USB 3.0 ports. Got it directly from Microsoft on a 1-day sale for $179! Atom quad core, so not in the same league as the Surface Pro, but for web surfing and media consumption, it's great. Currently have it running 64-bit Windows 10 Insider preview on the Fast Ring. Runs nicely overall, although it will occasionally lag if I have too many windows open. But that's what you'd expect with 2gb RAM. Overall, I'd highly recommend
    Miguel Arcilla likes this.
    02-12-2017 11:28 AM
  8. Miguel Arcilla's Avatar
    I got an HP Pavilion X2 convertible tablet and really enjoy it. Good battery life, charges rapidly with USB-C. HD display, nice solid keyboard. 802.11ac WiFi and expandable with either microSD or USB 3.0 ports. Got it directly from Microsoft on a 1-day sale for $179! Atom quad core, so not in the same league as the Surface Pro, but for web surfing and media consumption, it's great. Currently have it running 64-bit Windows 10 Insider preview on the Fast Ring. Runs nicely overall, although it will occasionally lag if I have too many windows open. But that's what you'd expect with 2gb RAM. Overall, I'd highly recommend
    Whoa! Do you have the store link for that? Is that a 2016/2017 model you bought?
    02-12-2017 08:39 PM
  9. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Gotta do a mild necro on this as it wasn't resolved. OP, please note that Windows has more customisable power management settings than an iPad and does not need to rely on battery to keep it going on standby. Simply set the power plan to drop in to hibernate after a set period of inactivity, a deeper level of sleep than ordinary standby. When you bring it out after this deep standby it won't take much longer than normal standby with SSD, and you'll be exactly where you were when it went into standby, but it will use no power during hibernation. This means you can leave it a really long time. I'd check the charge annually to make sure it hasn't simply lost too much charge through natural leakage, also if you're going that long term you should keep it charged around 75% rather than 100% for the best battery life.

    If you want great battery life on standby, Windows can't be beat.
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-27-2017 10:47 AM
  10. Sedp23's Avatar
    I got an HP Pavilion X2 convertible tablet and really enjoy it. Good battery life, charges rapidly with USB-C. HD display, nice solid keyboard. 802.11ac WiFi and expandable with either microSD or USB 3.0 ports. Got it directly from Microsoft on a 1-day sale for $179! Atom quad core, so not in the same league as the Surface Pro, but for web surfing and media consumption, it's great. Currently have it running 64-bit Windows 10 Insider preview on the Fast Ring. Runs nicely overall, although it will occasionally lag if I have too many windows open. But that's what you'd expect with 2gb RAM. Overall, I'd highly recommend
    There's no rear camera on there is it?

    Sent from Idol 4s
    03-27-2017 11:01 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-06-2017, 12:31 AM
  2. names with space minecraft windows 10 edition
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-05-2017, 11:20 PM
  3. How to install official windows 10 for lumia phones ( not the preview ) ?
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-05-2017, 08:11 AM
  4. Surprise! Minecraft Pocket Edition is coming to Windows 10 Mobile
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-04-2017, 09:30 PM
  5. how to connect a windows 10 laptop to a windows xp local network
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-04-2017, 05:04 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD