Microsoft promises it will address the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 power issues ASAP

30 January, 2016
Microsoft is still under a lot of heat concerning the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. This time around, users are justifiably complaining about an improper sleep function on the devices, along with a few other battery management issues that ultimately lead to poor power performance. Sadly, this is far from the first issues that was found to plague the high-end hybrid devices and similar topics have been exploding on the support forum ever since the pair was announced in October 2015.

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  • Anonymous

Those power issues are actually Windows 10's newest feature to allow Microsoft to collect more data and spy on your computer. That's why you should never install Windows 10 or downgrade if you can.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-495351, 31 Jan 2016Um, why the negative slant against the surface book in this arti... moreMicrosoft acknowledging problems and promising to work on the issues should be a clue to you that it's not a few disgruntled forum-users we're talking about but something very real happening here, I see no bias in this article, I also saw the Microsoft presentation live and was very impressed and enthusiastic about the whole range, just to say I ain't a micsoft hater but as a long term Mic-user I'm sorry, their history of hardware products is tainted with little niggles like that ( Red Circle of Death in the 360 comes to mind or just disk-tray failing to open etc...)

  • AnonD-428442

Anonymous, 31 Jan 2016He's not talking 'bout the Lumia thoughReally? Here's what he/she said: "If Intel could actually compete in per watt metrics, Microsoft would be able to compete in phones and tablets"

He mentioned phones. What phones do Microsoft make? Or are you referring to the Kin? Even then, the Kin uses nVidia Tegra, not intel.

:rolleyes:

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 31 Jan 2016this is just a 'macbook wanna be' product. windows is a worst os... morethis people only think about playing game on their laptop

  • AnonD-495351

Um, why the negative slant against the surface book in this article? By definition, all people buying it think its feature set is enough to justify the 'eye watering pricetag', so why say only "some"? Or when the articles assumes that 'many' are not happy with it, because they did some kind of quick search on some forums?! Come on, go on any product forum and there will be complaints. Also on those very forums are people saying they love theirs. So why bias the article making it seem like everyone's upset? I personally got the Book, and love it. Yes it has some growing pains, but it's a first gen device, and the features it has out weights the glitches. Plus from what I see, my issues are all software based, meaning it's all fixable. Hardware faults and limitations, like not having a touchscreen, are not fixable. That's my 2¢.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-428442, 31 Jan 2016Lumia phones use Qualcomm SoCs. Your defense makes no sense.He's not talking 'bout the Lumia though

  • AnonD-428442

Anonymous, 31 Jan 2016More often than not it's Intel's fault. If Intel could actually ... moreLumia phones use Qualcomm SoCs. Your defense makes no sense.

  • AnonD-428442

Interesting. Could this explain why Apple has not updated their lineup with Skylake? Usually Apple gets new intel chips earlier than other PC OEMs.

  • Anonymous

mir, 30 Jan 2016Don't go blaming intel for your blunder, microsoft. Literally al... moreMore often than not it's Intel's fault. If Intel could actually compete in per watt metrics, Microsoft would be able to compete in phones and tablets (I.e. 1lbrs devices). So even indirectly it's Intel's fault that a lost of MS products suck.

  • Anonymous

this is just a 'macbook wanna be' product. windows is a worst os. it often hang, crash. if u are rich and want to spend huge amount of money, i suggest you to buy mac. not windows device.

  • Dovice

mir, 30 Jan 2016Don't go blaming intel for your blunder, microsoft. Literally al... moreActually, I have it on good authority it IS Intel's problem, as are the external display driver issues.

Don't go blaming intel for your blunder, microsoft. Literally all of your new products, including phones have had bugs.