Back in the days of the first Surface Pro tablet last year, people were complaining a lot in reviews about the battery life, that was about 4 hours if I remember correctly. Now Microsoft emphasized that the Surface Pro 2 will enhance that and today we have some proof that their claims were right.


Microsoft offered a special firmware update pushed to the device shortly after its released, making sure the battery becomes even more efficient. Reports are coming in saying, that the slate gets 25% more efficiency thanks to the update, when it comes to web browsing and 16% when it comes to video playback.

Anand Lal Shimpi from AnandTech tested the device and confirmed the improvement. Surface Pro 2 is now said to last around 8 hours on a single charge in real world use and in the web use ranking, the slate skipped 5 places going past the Surface RT, Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, Surface 2 and Nexus 10. It’s now on sixth place behind the Galaxy Note 10.1, Transformer Book T100, iPad 4, Nexus 7 2013 and Nvidia Shield.

I hope this is the start of a new trend and we’ll see more such positive updates from Microsoft and its rivals.

  • DeianStancu

    Yeah, and the performance dropped, funny no one noticed…. 25%, come on, that’s impossible only by firmware.
    It’s called DPTF (Intel Dynamic platform Thermal management), and they did nothing to improve, but to trade the battery for some performance drop. Most users won’t notice it in simple tasks, but Photoshop users or Autocad users, will. Especially if they need all the power they can get, as ULV CPU’s are slow anyway for them.
    Nice one Microsucks…

  • IAF

    I suggest you read the report from Anands’ site before making a fool of yourself…

  • DeianStancu

    You are sheep. I just got the Surface Pro 2 with latest firmware. The real think is much different that advertising and error inducing people.
    Battery is still crap on Surface 2 Pro, so I think the fool is not me here. Stop believing every shit yo hear.