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In order to keep our journalistic integrity we must share the bad news as well as the good. Luckily that doesn't happen too often, but today is still one of those days. Apparently, the new MS Surface Pro tablet will have a pretty short battery life. In fact, reports indicate that it will only be able to support about 4 hours of continuous use, which is about half that of the Surface RT tablet. Ironically, the new Surface Pro will actually have a larger, heavier and thicker battery than the Surface RT (it's battery is rate at 42.5 Wh, compared to the RT tablet’s 31.5 Wh). However, the Intel Core I5 is apparently a huge energy hog, because this larger battery does not make up for the deficit.
Even if you simply compare the Surface Pro to the current line of Ultrabooks instead of tablets (which is the direction that Microsoft's marketing is pointing), this is still only mediocre battery life. Of course, we will wait to pass judgment until after the final product is released, but it's hard to ignore this. Share your thoughts.