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Lower resolution does wonders to the performance


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Hi guys,

I have the low end surface pro 4 with the m3 chipset, 4gb of ram. I wasn't always happy with the performance so I tried various tweaks over the years and recently I decided to try lowering the resolution. First I tried 1368x912 which is exactly half of the SP4 resolution. But that's too low and makes everything look very fuzzy.

So after a few trying out different resolutions I settled on 1920x1280 which is about a third less pixels compared to native resolution and while it looks a little softer it is still sharp enough for me and I barely notice it after a few days.

The performance though, the benefits are amazing. Everything is snappy and instant, animations are smooth as can be, the touch keyboard opens instantly. It's simply a much better experience and worth a try I you care about that kind of thing. Another plus: It noticeably improves battery life too!