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Microsoft’s new software update significantly improves battery life of Surface Pro 2


Microsoft is rolling out an firmware update for its recently released Surface Pro 2 tablet, which reportedly increased the battery life of the tablet.

Anandtech has reported it first and ran series of benchmark tests before and after the firmware update, which shows the significant improvements. Before the update, Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 powered tablet was providing 6.6 hours and 6.65 hours of battery life while browsing and playing video respectively. After the update, those numbers were 8.3 hours and 7.73 hours respectively.

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Click on the below images to see the benchmark test charts:

Although the battery life is not good as many other tablets available in the market, this update pushed it over the Microsoft Surface RT, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, Surface 2 and Google’s Nexus 10 while browsing and jumped only above Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 while viewing video. Isn’t an Intel’s Core i5 powered tablet with full HD display is getting over 8 hours of battery life good? Any Surface 2 owners received the new firmware update from Microsoft and saw any battery improvements?


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Kate is a well known optimist New Yorker and experienced in digital as well as analog gadgets, she is the senior manager as well as senior writer of TND Media, who loves to write about Microsoft technologies, Laptops & PCs. All posts by Kate

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