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Old 01-09-2014, 09:32 PM   #4171
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how much are AAAA batteries in SG?

was trying to find it in NTUC yesterday so i can keep in my drawer but couldn't find any


Or you can just buy a 9v battery.. Duracell... break it open there are 6 nearly AAAA size batteries inside. great for emergency. Plus its cheaper getting 9V batteries...
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:41 PM   #4172
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Or you can just buy a 9v battery.. Duracell... break it open there are 6 nearly AAAA size batteries inside. great for emergency. Plus its cheaper getting 9V batteries...
Wah really ah? Lol... didn't know that!
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:43 PM   #4173
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Well, I can pretty much confirm the SP3 i3 does not have any heating issue at all. I max out both the GPU and CPU 100% (running CPU and GPU miners) and can see that it draws a total of 11.5W (from openhardwaremonitor) CPU package temp only at 70+C doesn't even touch 80C


Both GPU and CPU also running at its max clock speed.


Also, I have notice that the i3 have a lower Idle clock speed than i5. i3 clocks down to 0.57GHz while the i5 goes down to 0.75GHz. (this maybe due to the i3 is a Y part while the i5 is a U part.


I have not have the time to run a full battery test, but when I limit the clockspeed down to 0.57GHz, the battery life seems to be better.. great for reading webpages and PDF(didn't feel that its slow)


So far am pretty happy, I am currently using just at 0.57GHz speed for web surfing, reading PDF, spreadsheets, words, youtubes, watching HD Videos 1080P.. all no problem at all.. Not slow at all. Just wish that Microsoft shouldn't have crippled the i3 with just 4GB ram and 64GB SSD.. if only there was a 8GB ram and 256GB version of i3 SP3.. it would be more than enough for a lot of people as a mobile device.
I'm using an i5/8gb/256gb and I'm not experiencing any overheating issues too. This i5 is really fast enough for me
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:45 PM   #4174
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Or you can just buy a 9v battery.. Duracell... break it open there are 6 nearly AAAA size batteries inside. great for emergency. Plus its cheaper getting 9V batteries...
Cool

Amazon selling 6 x 2 pack of AAAA batteries, S$5 per two pcs
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:47 PM   #4175
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Well, I can pretty much confirm the SP3 i3 does not have any heating issue at all. I max out both the GPU and CPU 100% (running CPU and GPU miners) and can see that it draws a total of 11.5W (from openhardwaremonitor) CPU package temp only at 70+C doesn't even touch 80C


Both GPU and CPU also running at its max clock speed.


Also, I have notice that the i3 have a lower Idle clock speed than i5. i3 clocks down to 0.57GHz while the i5 goes down to 0.75GHz. (this maybe due to the i3 is a Y part while the i5 is a U part.


I have not have the time to run a full battery test, but when I limit the clockspeed down to 0.57GHz, the battery life seems to be better.. great for reading webpages and PDF(didn't feel that its slow)


So far am pretty happy, I am currently using just at 0.57GHz speed for web surfing, reading PDF, spreadsheets, words, youtubes, watching HD Videos 1080P.. all no problem at all.. Not slow at all. Just wish that Microsoft shouldn't have crippled the i3 with just 4GB ram and 64GB SSD.. if only there was a 8GB ram and 256GB version of i3 SP3.. it would be more than enough for a lot of people as a mobile device.
i3 definitely no overheating. i5 seems to be in balance in my opinion.

If there's an option, i3/8GB/256GB would be my first choice for Haswell. I've been following tabletpcreview and for those with i7, there's definitely a boost in the first few seconds/minutes of launching an app before it heats up and gets throttled down. It looks like its Achilles' heel is the size itself.
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:32 PM   #4176
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Hi guys, can I check how do i turn off the screen without the type cover? something like pressing the lock button on a smart phone. thanks !
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:47 AM   #4177
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Oh you didn't update the firmware? I think should be ok now that you updated.
yeah...so far doing ok liao... *touch wood*
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:55 AM   #4178
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Previously, someone mention about the speed of the Micro-sd card slot and got the answer from Microsoft that it is a class 6 speed.

I did some testing with my Sandisk Ultra 64GB and Samsung Pro 64GB

Results are below


Sandisk Ultra 64



Samsung Pro 64

Results shows that the micro-sd slot can support higher speed.
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:34 AM   #4179
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Don't use Bluestacks. It sucks.
Try using DuOS-M. A far superior virtual solution for Android.
Interesting Does support x64 W8.1 for the SP3 no problems?
May I ask if the Whatsapp messages is active i.e. you will be notified or you need to open the DuOS-M tile to access it?
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:22 AM   #4180
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Interesting Does support x64 W8.1 for the SP3 no problems?
May I ask if the Whatsapp messages is active i.e. you will be notified or you need to open the DuOS-M tile to access it?
I don't have a Surface yet (No thanks to MS Store), so I can't tell you if it works flawlessly for SP3.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:29 AM   #4181
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How about Andy Android Emulator as compared to DuOS-M?
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:09 PM   #4182
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I'm using an i5/8gb/256gb and I'm not experiencing any overheating issues too. This i5 is really fast enough for me


Have you tried loading your CPU and GPU to 100%?




I think the i5 also will hit the heating issue(as reported by many. I don't have a i5 to test) Just as long as its not push hard it will not heat up..


The SP3 thermal cooling seems to be limited to about 11.5W any higher(turboboost) and it can't handle the heat for an extended period..


Which I was wondering why didn't Microsoft choose (for Haswell) the Y series of the i5(which is also 11.5W) instead of the current U series of the i5(15W), I would have choosen the i5 if it was the Y series.




Broadwell i5 should be the right fit... Too bad its delayed..
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:38 PM   #4183
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Haiz. They are supposed to call me to arrange a pickup for my return but until now no sound. Wonder if any others have better luck?
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:40 PM   #4184
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me too, waiting for return pick up (i7 512)
think i'll re-buy it if the fix already come out :p
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:42 PM   #4185
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me too, waiting for return pick up (i7 512)
think i'll re-buy it if the fix already come out :p
So they haven't called you either? Lol maybe too many returns all at once..
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