If the battery dies within the warranty period, the entire unit will probably be replaced. When the battery dies from regular usage, it will be well beyond the warranty period, so it should be many years before that happens; in which case, you'd probably be getting a new computer/tablet anyway.if the battery dies can microsoft replace it for free? or does it cost money?
There are ways to do battery maintenance yourself to keep your battery capacity and longevity acceptable. The warranty period is 1 year, and the optional Complete warranty is 2 years.oh so the battery can last a couple years if I'm a heavy user?
Ah, there it is: http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/support/hardware-and-drivers/battery-and-power-proThere's also an official guideline from Microsoft stating you should ideally let your battery drain down completely once a month to lengthen the life of it.
Do you realize what you just stated? Your claim is the tablet can't be repaired, so for $400 Microsoft will give you a "repired" replacement, isn't that what re-manufactured means?If your battery, drive, screen...basically anything on the Surface dies and your out of warranty, it's $400. The tablet can not be repaired so they give you a re-manufactured replacement.
No. In this case it means a tablet that had nothing physically wrong but had jacked up software or was returned because a customer didn't like it. They wipe the device and reinstall everything and resell it as "remanufactured".Do you realize what you just stated? Your claim is the tablet can't be repaired, so for $400 Microsoft will give you a "repired" replacement, isn't that what re-manufactured means?