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Old 31-08-2014, 09:04 PM   #4107
purpleberry
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So far, I am using it more like a laptop.. The type cover pro is really much better to use than the old type cover..


I am also awaiting for my SP to come first before switching it to be a real tablet mode to read and write on.. Plus I try not to cover type cover keyboard over the screen.. I flip it around instead(the microfiber side of the typecover touch the screen..) Just worried that the keys might cause some micro scratches.


Also using as a laptop, I really hated the connected standby mode.. even if I shutdown, its never really shutdown, it can still wake up in my sleeve/bag while traveling. Once I disable the connected standby, its much better now... also battery life seems to be better (just a feeling only, may not be true) Plus for those who don't want the processor to overheat (like SP1) once connected standby is disable, you will have the maximum processor % to control, so you can limit your i7 or i5 to prevent it from going in to turboboost and overheat... I tried limiting mine to 599Mhz and using it to read PDF still pretty fast.


For those who wants to disable connected standby


Just run Regedit


HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\CsEnabled


Change it from 1 to 0
Thanks for the tip! So it doesn't actually do a proper shut down? Do you know how much battery it'll drain if you leave it shut for a day or half a day?
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