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Surface Pro and Connected Standby


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Howdy Folks,

I just read the Anandtech articles on Connected Standby for Windows 8.1 64-bit (AnandTech | Windows 8.1 x64 Connected Standby Support) and the Surface Pro 3 (AnandTech | Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Hands On, Display & Performance Preview). He confirmed that his SP3 sample supported Connected Standby, and seemed to imply that neither the SP2 nor SP have it. On a whim, I tested my SP, and found that it does not support it. Does anybody know if this support could be added by MS via a firmware update for the SP1 or SP2, or would we have to "upgrade" to the SP3 for this "feature'? I have had my SP just over a year now, and see no need to upgrade it so soon, particularly at the prices. Thanks!

Rich S.


Staff member
Connected Standby requires TPM 2.0, SP1 and SP2 have TPM 1.2. Connected Standby needs a S0iX Compliant SoC, SP1 and SP2 are not built on a SoC....so the answer is nope....

Intel and MS worked together to make a SoC for the "U" Variant that is S0iX Compliant (The "Y" of the Core i3 is already S0iX Capable).