Why Surface Book Clipboard Mode Offers Only 4 Hours Battery Life

Surface-Book-image-8Microsoft’s claim is that Surface Book will offer 12-hour battery life. The 12-hour claim is applicable only when you use it as a laptop, which means the keyboard base and the display is connected. This is because Microsoft has split the battery between display and the keyboard base. Why Microsoft didn’t put all the battery in the display itself just like the Surface Pro 4? There’s a reason behind it.

“When you put all that weight in the top of the product, it’s like 1.57 pounds on the top, you have to balance that out with base. That’s the key. Every single trade-off in the product, how much battery you put in, how much battery you put down bottom, how do we hold to the 12-hour target that we set?” said Panay. In the end, the battery is split, though not evenly, between the base and top. The top gets four hours of battery life, and the bottom gets eight.

So, you get only 4 hours of battery life with the top. The good thing here is that you can charge the top separately without the need for the keyboard base. So, Surface Book top can act as a powerful tablet and can function without the need of keyboard base.

You can pre-order Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 from the below links.

Microsoft Store:

Surface BookEstimated retail price (USD)
Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 8 GB of RAM$1499
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM$1599
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM (dGPU)$1,899
Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 16 GB of RAM (dGPU)$2,699
Surface Pro 4Estimated retail price (USD)
Intel® Core™M2, 128GB and 4 GB of RAM$899
Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM$999
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM$1,299
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 16 GB of RAM$1,499
Intel® Core™ i7, 256GB and 16 GB of RAM$1,799

Amazon:

Surface BookEstimated retail price (USD)
Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 8 GB of RAM$1499
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM$1599
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM (dGPU)$1,899
Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 16 GB of RAM (dGPU)$2,699
Surface Pro 4Estimated retail price (USD)
Intel® Core™M2, 128GB and 4 GB of RAM$899
Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM$999
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM$1,299
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 16 GB of RAM$1,499
Intel® Core™ i7, 256GB and 16 GB of RAM$1,799

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