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When Microsoft launched the Surface Book, a lot of users complained about some software related issues on the device. One of the most annoying issue on the Surface Book and even the Surface Pro 4 is the “sleep” issues. Just like any other Windows laptop, users can put the Surface Book and Pro 4 in the sleep mode – however, unlike other laptops, the Surface Book and Pro 4 does not go “deeper” into the sleep mode which causes the CPU to stay active. As a result, users have experienced battery drain on their Surface Book and Pro 4.
Now, a fix for this issue is coming – in 2016, that is. A Microsoft representative today stated:
“Yes, The ‘standby’ battery life is an issue we are working on and have been working on. We can put the processor into a deeper sleep state than it is currently set to. We couldn’t do it at RTM for a variety of reasons, power management is a very hard computer science problem to solve especially with new silicon. Currently it is not in the deepest “sleep” that it can be so there are wake events that would not otherwise wake it. We will have an update for this issue sometime soon in the new year.”
Well, we hope Microsoft will be rolling out a fix sometime soon. Until then, make sure to let us know if you have been facing this issue on your Surface device, too.