Surface pro 4 : how is long the battery life?

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  1. Salvo

    Salvo New Member

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    After last firmware/patch: how many hour does your surface?
    I wanna know times :
    when working
    when you surfing web or use office
    Standby mode.

    Thx


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    hughlle Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Too many variables for any kind of meaningful answer.
     
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    I don' t want the exactly battery life but I want the approximately hours

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    You're asking a question that doesn't have the answer your looking for. As @hughlle pointed out, there are way too many variables. There are dozens of other threads on battery life if you d like to do a forums search. The best I can tell you from personal experience is 5-7 hours mixed use.
     
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    Thx because i need this information


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    What is your use case, what are you planning on running? I see by your tag line you play FPS Games - is that your intention?
     
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    My plan with battery is:

    Surfing web, play light microsoft store game and import photos for fix them



    I think will leave the heavy games (Fps, rps as diablo 3, rts as starcraft II and etc) only when i am with cable.
     
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    Even surfing the web doesn't really have an easy answer. Is the website heavy on flash adverts, does surfing the web mean youtube, downloading, how many tabs open, which browser, how often are you refreshing pages, what is your screen brighness, what is the wifi strength etc etc.

    I think that 5-7 hours would be a good guess. You can probably get more, you can probably get a lot less. Just so many variables from person to person.
     
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    Using the Anniversary Builds with Adblock and Edge or using the TH2 Builds with Ad Blocking through HOSTS file or using Opera (New) you should be able to get 8-9 hours of web, 6.5-7 with mixed web (with games, video). Use Chrome and you'll lose 25-50% of your battery life.

    Depending on which games you are playing that will impact battery life as will Photo Editing depending on what you are using. With my SP4 I can with WiFi using Edge and Office 365 E3 can fly from Seattle to Boston and have 20% battery left....
     
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    I will use lightroom and some photoshop.

    How many is Seattle to Boston?

    The problem is Chrome (I use it 100% times) but i can survive also with Edge
     
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    Seattle - Boston is almost 6 hours....

    Chrome is destructive to battery life on MacOS and Windows 10....

    If you are using Photoshop and Lightroom on battery you will probably see 3-4 hours of battery life as both are designed for desktops and workstations.
     
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    Do you think that a macbook or dell Xps will give me same battery life?
     

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