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  1. kristalsoldier

    Battery Life

    Thanks. As I mentioned via edits above, I had picked up a SL2 but returned it for a ThinkPad. Battery life is very good though AR sucks, imo, that is!
  2. kristalsoldier

    Surface laptop not that popular?

    I have a SP4 (though the battery is far below optimal now after a few years of hard use). It currently serves as my back up machine. I did buy a SL2 recently but returned it after 2 days. My main reason was the alcantara keyboard. Having been a dedicated Surface user over the years, I have found...
  3. kristalsoldier

    Jumped aboard the SB 2 train.

    Fascinating! Great that things worked out for you (and your GF). I also had a similar experience with MS recently, but it was about a refund to an OS upgrade. At first, they denied my request. But then I messaged Mr. Nadella on LinkedIn and lo behold! In short order, I got a call from their...
  4. kristalsoldier

    Anyone else have problems with the i5 SP6 feeezing up every day?

    Have you tried resetting it (which is a pain, I know!)?
  5. kristalsoldier

    Jumped aboard the SB 2 train.

    Can you share what exactly happened to your SP4? Thanks
  6. kristalsoldier

    Just got the Surface Laptop2

    Just got my ThinkPad (X1C6). I would have posted a few pics, but this is a Surface forum!! My SP4 is now doing duty as a back-up machine - usually plugged into the wall given the state of the battery.
  7. kristalsoldier

    Just got the Surface Laptop2

    Well, I use the SP4 (with the KB) - on an average - for about 7-8 hours a day...everyday. I also personally prefer the 3:2 AR. The SL2 also had a nice AR but I have since returned it. I have opted to go with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 6) - yet to receive it though. Fingers crossed though I have...
  8. kristalsoldier

    Just got the Surface Laptop2

    ok...now I am having second thoughts about this laptop. Why? Because of the keyboard. While the typing experience is excellent, the place where my wrists sit while typing will likely wear out. I am saying this based on my experience with the SP keyboards. I have had 3 SP KBs. One was the...
  9. kristalsoldier

    Just got the Surface Laptop2

    Hi...just wanted to know what was/ is your battery life experience with the SL2? Today, was/ is my first day in the wild and 2nd day of ownership. Right now it is just past 3.30PM at my end and the battery stands at 34%. I started working from 8.30AM. I have been using 3 Word documents...
  10. kristalsoldier

    Just got the Surface Laptop2

    That is a coincidence, ain't it!! Or, maybe not so much:)
  11. kristalsoldier

    Surface 3 Battery Burst Screen

    Damn! Thankfully, you were ok though.
  12. kristalsoldier

    Just got the Surface Laptop2

    Hi all... New device for me! Just picked up the black version of the Surface laptop 2. Change for me as I have been using the Surface Pro since gen 3 and the RT series prior to that. Back with a laptop after a long time. The keyboard feels quite nice though its a change for sure. The black...
  13. kristalsoldier

    My SP6 struggles with the absolute basics...

    You could try resetting the SP6 (painful exercise, IMO, but sometimes the only option). Alternatively, you could try reinstalling the apps (Office/ Outlook in your case - lesser painful option). Also, are you syncing to OneDrive? And, is it a new machine? If yes to both, then it may be indexing/...
  14. kristalsoldier

    Battery Life

    Hi All... Considering that my SP4 is having battery issues, I am seriously thinking about picking up the SP6 (i5/ 256) within the next few days or so. I wanted to know what has been your experience with the SP6 battery life. Battery life is important to me as I travel (sometimes) and work...
  15. kristalsoldier

    Battery Drain after Shutdown

    Hi all.... I have to add my voice to this too. I have been experiencing deteriorating battery life recently, including this draining of the battery when shutdown. Among other things, last morning, when I was at work, the SP4 shut down after ~3.5 hours of work where "work" involved using a Word...
  16. kristalsoldier

    Is it time to upgrade

    Hi... I know this is kind of late, but I am in a similar position as the OP. I have SP4 and it works just fine except for battery-life. Seems to die out in about 3-4 hours. I could either get the SP6 or wait for the SP7. As of now, since I work mainly attached to the mains, the battery is not...
  17. kristalsoldier

    Problem updating Apps

    Hey thanks! I will bookmark these. But today I found that both the apps updated themselves one after another. Took a bit of time, but now it looks ok. In the meantime, I had reset the Mail app but that had not helped. I should also mention that the issue appears to have resolved itself after...
  18. kristalsoldier

    Problem updating Apps

    Its the Mail and the Movies app. Can I uninstall the Mail app too? I thought it was a systems app. But let me try and report back. Thanks.
  19. kristalsoldier

    Problem updating Apps

    Hi all... Are you folks facing any issues when updating apps in the Store? I have 4 apps that need updating but they are turning up errors. I have tried using the Troubleshooter, which has identified the error as "windows store cache may be damaged" (Code: 0x80073CF9). I tried the various ways...

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