Probably, I can't imagine it would not. The 2012 Asus T300 does that so the technology for it has been around for a long time. I haven't seen anything about separately powering/charging the Clipboard either so you may not be able to charge it unless its attached to the keyboard. which incidentally is the way the Asus T300 works.In the "Inside the Surface Book" article I linked in the SB forum, where they interviewed Panos Panay, it mentions the display has 4 hours of battery and the base has 8 hours. I don't know anything about battery tech - I wonder if it's smart enough to deplete the battery in the base first?