Surface pro 4 and surface book sleep battery drain could. It simply doesnt take playing highend gaming titles for hours at a time. How to troubleshoot surface battery drain issues love my surface. Aug 29, 2019 microsoft investigating surface battery drain issues. Users on reddit are also reporting that microsoft has managed to address the battery issues with surface pro 6 and others. Surface pro 4 and surface book sleep battery drain could be because of windows hello. One surface laptop 2 user reported significant battery drainage overnight after shutdown. Surface users are of course not new to battery life issues. There are several effective ways to make your surface battery last. The surface book s battery life reflects its focus on being a laptop first, tablet second. Im an it professional, so trust me, i know how to fully shut it down. To switch to a different power mode, select the battery icon in the windows taskbar.
This vid helps fix surface book 2 battery drain issue during gaming, sleeping, or vr. It took only a few minutes for this users surface laptop 2 to drain 25% when they shut it down. Surface pro 4 and surface book 2 users reporting battery. If it still wont charge, remove the clipboard and clean the connectors. The keyboard dock and tablet have individual batteries that offer radically different lives. If youre having problems charging your surface book, make sure the clipboard is fully attached to the keyboard. Lithiumion batteries are sensitive to high temperatures, so keep your surface out of the sun and dont leave it in a hot car. Battery life not as advertised windows central forums. Surface pro 4 and surface book 2 users reporting battery issues. Surface book keeps draining battery after lid close i just bought a surface book a few days ago, and it drained battery even when i close the lid. Dec 21, 2017 the original surface book we tested was the core i5 model, and it offered amazing battery life that the core i7 model with a discrete gpu couldnt quite match. How to double your surface battery life with our ultimate tips. One of these faults was especially notorious the sleep low power state of these devices consumed almost as much battery life as their active state.
Oct 10, 2018 the surface book 2 is sleek, svelte, and damn powerful. In order to access the battery report, first, you need to generate a report that corresponding to your current battery information and usage history. As it turns out, the battery on the surface book 2 will start draining at a rate of roughly 10% per hour if youre playing a game, like destiny. Over time, microsoft has actually on occasion, at least fixed problems. Ultimate tips to max out microsoft surface battery life. New updates again target surface pro 4, book power issues. Surface pro 4 and surface book sleep battery drain could be.
So i have been working hard trying many different things in order to fix my horrible battery life. Nov 30, 2017 some users have complained about the surface book 2 15 draining its battery while its plugged in during gaming. This is already my third surface pro 4 the last two were replaced at no charge due to battery issues. Aug 29, 2019 several surface users report battery drain issues for the surface pro 4 and surface book 2 following a recent windows 10 update via windows latest. Follow these tips to extend the lifetime of your battery.
Mar 10, 2018 the surface pro 4 and surface book, as marvelous and ingenious as they are, had their fair share of faults when they came out. Surface book battery drain while turned off windows 10 forums. Second, when using the surface book, my battery life was only around 56 hours. Feb 12, 2018 luckily this is a brand new surface book 2 and i could track exactly when the battery drain started happening as i havent installed much at all yet. I have used several tools including powercfg options etc and noticed two main problems. Adjust the when my pc is asleep and on battery power. To increase its longevity, change a common setting that causes battery drain after shut down. Microsoft confirms surface book 2 battery drain problems.
Jan 22, 2020 in general, i managed to get a full office day of use from the surface book 2, but demanding tasks resulted in a significantly bigger drain on the battery. From some research, i thought it might be related to networking in standby. In some intense, prolonged gaming scenarios with power mode. I literally ran the trial of xd while having a coffee and learning session on sunday and my battery, which typically lasts all day, was in power saving mode after just 3 hours. Jul 18, 2018 surface book battery drain while turned off as the title describes, it happened this morning after charging it the night before to 100%, i disconnected the power. Microsoft investigating surface battery drain issues tom. Those are the ultimate tips that will extend your surface pro 4 battery life. I, and others on this forum, have tried many things. However, a video from techcrunch says that battery life is more around three hours for the surface book when used in tablet mode.
Microsoft brags up to 17 hours of battery life from the 15inch surface book 2 over local video playback. We will try to compare surface pro 4 battery life with its predecessors and identify the improvements introduced in the latest release. First, when sleeping, my surface book would drain large amounts while. It brings longer hours of battery time which old laptop users dread for having again. We appreciate the hard work and engineering that went into the creation of the surface book 2. Battery life estimates battery life estimates based on observed drains. The air did of course fare better on os x 78 hours but i would find myself in remote desktop all day long as i generally use windows exclusively these days for development. May 05, 2017 the surface books battery life reflects its focus on being a laptop first, tablet second. Adobe creative cloud causing huge battery drain is. Surface users have recently been experiencing battery degradation issues, and the cause is thought to be the latest windows and firmware updates. Sadly, it also struggles with a maddening battery drain issue during intense loads.
Apr 16, 2018 microsoft has worked hard to make the battery life a standout feature of the surface book 2, and it has succeeded, with a stated battery life of up to 17 hours of video playback. The surface book 2 is sleek, svelte, and damn powerful. Surface pro 4 and surface book 2 users have reported battery drain. Using the detached tablet the battery life is the same as previously mentioned. Aug 21, 2019 users are reporting that their older surface pro models are no longer living up to their initial battery life expectations. The surface book 2 can drain its battery while working.
First, when sleeping, my surface book would drain large amounts while asleep. Microsoft previously reported battery life based on the video playback. Surface support shrivels as battery, driver, update problems persist a wide range of problems, from hardware to drivers to software, continue to dog microsoft surface owners. That should offer plenty of autonomy depending on the type of. In once instance, a user said their surface laptop 2s battery fell 20% after. Battery life and charge time the microsoft surface book 2. Oct 16, 2019 the surface book 2 is one of the most powerful inch laptops ever made, with amazing battery life, a highresolution display, and great internal components. It simply doesnt take playing highend gaming titles for. Have been noticing my battery never seems as full as it should be when i turn my machine on, so i started looking into it. Microsoft has finally resolved surface pro battery issues.
The second issue appears to be related to its unimpressive battery life. Choose a power mode for the best battery life and performance. Worried about battery aging windows central forums. Install surface and windows updates to keep your device performing at its best. How to fix surface book 2 battery drain while gaming or in vr. However, lately, your surface battery life seems to be shorter than it was and you have. Microsoft investigating surface battery drain issues toms. On my surface book 2 i7,5 model i can work all day without problems. One of the big issues currently faced by a select number of surface pro 4 owners and in some cases, the surface book is the battery drain when the device is. This is not a big deal for note taking or basic processing. Does the 15inch surface book 2 really have batterydrain issues. Jan 25, 2016 i recently switched from a macbook air 11 20 to the new surface book base specs. The detach key has a flashing green light if the clipboard and keyboard are not connected properly.
On some surface models you can select a power mode, which affects how much battery life and the performance you can get from your surface. Surface laptop 2, surface pro 4 owners complain of rapid. I was frustrated because my surface book otherwise seemed free of defects. How long does the surface books battery last in tablet mode.
Dec 28, 2017 the bottom line is that the surface book 2 will drain its battery during relatively mundane productivity tasks as well. Surface is designed to work between 32f and 95f or 0c to 35c. In once instance, a user said their surface laptop 2s battery fell 20% after just 19 minutes. Aug 29, 2019 surface laptop 2, surface pro 4 owners complain of rapid battery drain. Mostly office work and running the occassional vm in the background. Surface book 2 battery drains quickly microsoft community. Surface support shrivels as battery, driver, update problems. Surface batteries draining 25% in 7 minutes due to new bug. Battery issues strike surface users once again, with new. Performance, battery life and verdict microsoft surface. The battery is something that mostly gets worn out the most quickly after we buy a new laptop.
Unfortunately, the warranty period has now expired. Langere akkulaufzeit mit dem surface pro power drainfix. The bottom line is that the surface book 2 will drain its battery during relatively mundane productivity tasks as well. Surface book 2 battery draining in sleep microsoft community. Fix surface book 2 battery drain issue during gaming, sleeping, or vr. Does the 15inch surface book 2 really have battery drain. The surface book 2 power mode slider is provided as a means to give the user control over the range of performance and battery life. Sadly, it also struggles with a maddening battery drain issue during intense loads or when gaming, even while plugged in. The surface book 2 can drain its battery while working hard.
Are there battery problems with surface book 2 and pro 56. Fix surface book 2 battery drain issue during gamingsleepingvr. My reasoning was to extend my battery life while on the move, as the air was only netting me around 6 hours on windows. Germanit seems that owners of microsofts surface tablet pcs are still plagued by battery problems. The keyboard dock and tablet have individual batteries. Amid speculation about a possible surface allinone launch, microsoft has delivered updates to improve. Victims of the bug have taken to microsofts community forum to share their experiences. Well i have had a surface book since november 2016 the original nonperformance model with dgpu and i7 after 1. Microsoft says that after a few hours of drainage the gpu will throttle down letting the battery charge back up. Fix surface book 2 battery drain issue during gaming. Battery drain after shutdown page 5 microsoft surface forums. Surface laptop 2 and surface pro 4 owners have taken to social media to complain about rapidly draining batteries. The official released data tells us that the microsofts latest device will not drain its battery sooner than 9 hours of screen time for standard video playback. Some users have complained about the surface book 2 15 draining its battery while its plugged in during gaming.
Jul 24, 2018 i have the same issue with my surface pro 4. I also turned off the hibernateafter3hours behaviour to get a clearer picture of the problem. Heres what is happening, whether its a deal breaker, and what could be done. Microsoft confirms surface book 2s power problem the verge. Microsofts 15inch surface book 2 laptop suffers from battery drain during heavy gaming or gpu usage, a problem the verge first identified.1378 1195 1501 582 207 1144 773 189 1126 283 187 835 784 1140 1061 1345 1323 1233 232 1406 1090 70 1595 140 538 512 700 650 627 1379 653