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[SlashGear] Microsoft Surface Pro battery life is half what the Surface RT offers

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The Surface RT tablets are able to offer between eight and 10 hours of runtime by most accounts. That means that the Surface Pro is only going to be good for about 4 to 5 hours between charges. I don’t think those numbers will make mobile professionals happy in the least.

http://www.slashgear.com/microsoft-surface-pro-battery-life-is-half-what-the-surface-rt-offers-30259059/

This is the tablet I would buy if I was buying a tablet (emulation tablet ftw). But the battery life and price is disappoint. Maybe I'll grab a used one later when they come out with one with 1080p
Edited by perfectblade - 11/30/12 at 8:04am
post #2 of 31
Terrible terrible article. Please move to rumors at best or just delete it.

The author doesn't list a source. He just says, "The RT has X batter life, so the Pro will obviously have X/2 battery life."

That's not journalism. That's not even logical thought. That's just a person mashing keys and watching words come out of the page with absolutely no investigative leg work done. If he had at least cited his source as coming from Microsoft that would be one thing, but all he says is that "Microsoft says" without saying where, providing a link, or anything.
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Word is that the Surface Pro tablets will get roughly half the usable battery life as the Surface RT tablets offer

Word is? From who? What credibility do they have?

This article is completely meaningless.
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So far, I've been very disappointed with this product. First, the price, now this. Usually companies advertise 8 hours, but you really get 6 or 7. This is just far off the estimated battery life.
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post #4 of 31
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

Terrible terrible article. Please move to rumors at best or just delete it.
The author doesn't list a source. He just says, "The RT has X batter life, so the Pro will obviously have X/2 battery life."
That's not journalism. That's not even logical thought. That's just a person mashing keys and watching words come out of the page with absolutely no investigative leg work done. If he had at least cited his source as coming from Microsoft that would be one thing, but all he says is that "Microsoft says" without saying where, providing a link, or anything.
Word is? From who? What credibility do they have?
This article is completely meaningless.

he cites ms as the source. apparently they discussed this when they announced pricing for the surface pro (yes they did not give a specific number but they said, "about half").

regardless, 4 hours would be more than enough for my everyday use. but obviously not the best choice for travelers. as intel continues to move towards more power efficient options with more powerful integrated gpus, products like the pro will look better and better though. but the price is still probably going to suck
Edited by perfectblade - 11/30/12 at 8:21am
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Originally Posted by perfectblade View Post

true to be fair it is basically a rumor. but it doesn't seem that unlikely, it is an intel device in a small form factor and typically arm devices have better battery.
regardless, 4 hours would be more than enough for my everyday use

They aren't posting it as a rumor. They are posting it as fact.
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They aren't posting it as a rumor. They are posting it as fact.

i edited my post after rereading. he cites ms as saying "about half" when they announced pricing for the pro
post #7 of 31
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While Microsoft is talking pricing for the Surface Pro tablet, it also let slip a little tidbit about battery life for the high-end tablet. Word is that the Surface Pro tablets will get roughly half the usable battery life as the Surface RT tablets offer.

Same quote as someone else used, but with a little more for context. And yet, this is still a garbage article thats almost not even good enough to be considered a "real rumor". You could copy/paste a few numbers and names and replace it with any upcoming product and it would be the same thing. It brings us no real info, no source, no nothing.

"I woke up today and though that the Surface would drop by $200 per model by January." Let's spread that around, its just as legit...

And also, he states that Ms let it slip while talking about pricing? Where? When? Who was talking? If they talked and slipped, quote them. Do something. But no, this article is worthless and the author is not doing a single bit of journalism here.
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Same quote as someone else used, but with a little more for context. And yet, this is still a garbage article thats almost not even good enough to be considered a "real rumor". You could copy/paste a few numbers and names and replace it with any upcoming product and it would be the same thing. It brings us no real info, no source, no nothing.
"I woke up today and though that the Surface would drop by $200 per model by January." Let's spread that around, its just as legit...
And also, he states that Ms let it slip while talking about pricing? Where? When? Who was talking? If they talked and slipped, quote them. Do something. But no, this article is worthless and the author is not doing a single bit of journalism here.

read more carefully. he says they let it slip when they released official pricing numbers
post #9 of 31
Honestly I wasn't expecting it to get much more than 4-5 hours of battery life anyway.

I mean, the Surface Pro has a Core i5 inside, not some low power ARM processor. The last similar tablet (Samsung Series 7 slate) with a Core i5 only got around 3.5 hours of battery life.

That said, 4-5 hours of battery life is not good by any means, since it means basically 3.5-4.5 hours of battery life in actual use.. Even my 4 year old Thinkpad X200t can pull off 7 hours with the extended battery. I was really interested in the Surface Pro before but now I'm rethinking it. If the Surface Pro had a removable battery, 4 hours would be enough, but since it doesn't, you'll basically have to carry the charger around everywhere.
Edited by 996gt2 - 11/30/12 at 8:40am
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THIS JUST IN:

More powerful tablet has less battery life than less powerful tablet!!!!! mad.gif

NEWS AT 11

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