Surface RT Battery

Microsoft has finally come out with some definite pricing information about the Surface Pro. Along with that we also have a few bits and pieces of information about the hardware itself, thanks to the official Twitter account of the company.

While responding to a query from a Twitter user, Microsoft mentioned that the new Surface Pro will have just about half the battery life of the Surface RT. It is pertinent to note that the new Surface Pro will have a 42.5Wh battery much larger than the 31.5Wh of the Surface RT. Yet, with a higher resolution display and a more powerful processor beating away at its heart, it is not surprising to hear about the reduced battery life. This is however going to disappoint users who were hoping that the Surface Pro would have a slightly better battery life compared to the earlier model.

The Surface RT was tested and found to be quite impressive with its average 8 hours of battery life over standard use. With this statement from Microsoft users can expect to use the Surface Pro for 4 hours straight before needing to re-charge it. However, once the new Surface Pro is available it shall be thoroughly tested to see how the battery performs in real life conditions.

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