02-15-2013, 05:01 PM #1
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Today I have done the following non-stop from 8am to 5pm:
Email via Outlook 2013
Web browsing via IE
Documents via Word 2013
Spreadsheets via Excel 2013
Corporate IM via Pidgin
Notes via OneNote 2013
Facebook via People
Random installs via Store
I still have 64% battery left.
I made a custom power plan and created a CPU setting that scales the CPU to 80% while on battery. This prevents "Turbo" and I don't see a performance hit at all. (This might affect video and games but I dont do that at work).
I also have my screen brightness at around 40%. It's absolutely bright enough in the office. Outside would be a different matter all together.
Just sharing what I do and the config I am running in case anyone else is look for settings to try during "office hours".
- 02-15-2013, 05:38 PM #5
To adjust the CPU scaling go to Control Panel, Power Options, Change plan settings, Change advance power setting. Scroll down to Processor power management and change the minimum and maximum processor state to what you want.
02-15-2013, 09:20 PM #7
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Op, thank you for sharing. Here is a thread http://forums.wpcentral.com/surface-...rbo-boost.html I made a while back when surface pro came out. You could try 99 % max on battery and it should disable turbo boost, min try 5%.
if you are gaming, you might try turn it back on to allow cpu and gpu running at full speed so no throttling
Last edited by micuioss; 02-15-2013 at 09:31 PM.
- 02-15-2013, 11:25 PM #8
I have not altered any of the unplugged settings. This thing easily lasts a workday, if not more for browsing and word processing, and even some music.
Who wants to bet all those reviewers unplugged their systems to run Everquest 2? (The only reason I say that is it's the most power-eating game I know! LOL)
- 02-17-2013, 02:48 PM #17
Galaxy Tab advertises its battery life as 4 hours and that's a tablet. Full blow laptop-tablet hybrid runs 4 hours and people are moaning about it, how come?
- 02-18-2013, 04:42 PM #19
Saturday we used it from about noon and it died at 5:30pm. This was a movie and a half, (1080p using tmt6) games and downloading \ surfing. Wanted it to last longer but when it died my daughter just grabbed the rt to play.
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- 02-21-2013, 05:05 PM #21
02-21-2013, 05:23 PM #22
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- 02-22-2013, 11:59 AM #23
With cpu power setting set to 100 percent my battery life was 3-3.5 hours.
Using Bluetooth to speakers and xbox music. also about 30mins of youtube videos. kept screen on but dimmed. didn't use it for much else as was using main pc. also wifi was on.
usually have good battery life
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- 02-22-2013, 12:19 PM #24
- 02-22-2013, 12:23 PM #25
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