Microsoft: Surface Pro 4, Surface Book sleep issue bug will be fixed next year
While the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has yet to reach India, there are a couple of things that fans in India can be happy about, since they have not been able to purchase one just yet. As with every new early adopter that reaches out for the newest chipsets, come the issues with optimisations and Microsoft by utilising Intel’s latest Skylake chips, seems to have plenty of them. Still then, the most hated one is the ‘standby’ battery life bug that drains the Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book’s battery rather quickly.
Microsoft finally decided to give its Surface users an answer. The problem as expected was to do with Microsoft’s move to utilise the latest Intel Skylake silicon. A Microsoft team member commented, stating that the development team is aware of the issue that not just drains batteries quicker but also makes the device warmer than usual when packed into a backpack.
The problem lies with putting the new Intel Skylake chips into a deep sleep, or rather one that is not deep enough. This results into a sleep state wherein the processor keeps waking up during wake events where it would normally sleep through them. The results are depleted batteries that would barely last 4 hours or so.