Firmware update greatly improves battery life of the Microsoft Surface Pro 2
posted by Alan F. / Nov 02, 2013, 7:20 PM
The update was desperately needed as Microsoft admitted that the slate has a number of things that require power from the battery such as the higher resolution display, active digitizer and capacitive touch. Following the update, the Surface Pro 2 jumped over the Microsoft Surface RT, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, the Microsoft Surface 2 and the Google Nexus 10 when measuring battery life while browsing. When it comes to viewing video, the update enabled the Surface Pro 2 to hop over the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1.
Any Microsoft Surface Pro 2 owners spot the improved battery life with their tablet?
source: AnandTech via MicrosoftNews, WMPoweruser
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That is pretty impressive considering the Surface pro 2 is a full fledged computer with a core i5 processor, and the rest are simple mobile devices.
posted on Nov 02, 2013, 7:45 PM 20
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I agree. It's actually really nice in person. The price is the only thing stopping me. My lenovo x220 pretty much has it beat in every department for less.
posted on Nov 02, 2013, 8:08 PM 3
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just needs to be a little bit cheaper, IDK I think the whole Tech industry is still too expensive. Loving the Amazon/Nexus pricing model though!
posted on Nov 02, 2013, 8:12 PM 1
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Commoditizing the market seems great from an individual point of view, but it is bad for the industry in the long run. All you need to do is look at the health of OEMs in the tech business, or the nearly two decades of awful Windows beige box desktops and brick laptops. That is what happens when only one or two players makes the majority go the money.
posted on Nov 02, 2013, 10:40 PM 0
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