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Old 25-04-2013, 10:03 AM   #871
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got my surface pro on a recent trip overseas
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Old 25-04-2013, 02:20 PM   #872
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hmm. They didn't say 'warranty should still be covered here in SG'. It's quite vague, if you ask on facebook they will direct you to a link like US?

Anyway, for 1 year warranty and only a couple months more, I'll wait. otherwise would have got it early in the year.
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Old 25-04-2013, 04:28 PM   #873
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I was in US last week, and everywhere in Bestbuy there are stocks available for RT and Pro. I set out to buy one Pro, but when I hold it, I decided not to. Too heavy as a tablet, and this is purely my personal opinion.
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Old 25-04-2013, 07:55 PM   #874
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Too heavy as a tablet, and this is purely my personal opinion.
Except it's...not really a tablet

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I wouldn't advise anybody to buy the Pro when it launches here, June's way too late as it is; if a V2 gets announced it'll probably release at the end of the year which leaves only a few months to enjoy your rather expensive purchase. The RT uses Tegra 3 about as optimally as a tablet can so it still has some legs even after a RT2 is released, however Haswell really is a leap over the current i5 chips (if only for power consumption considerations; 4-hour battery life for something as mobile as the Pro is unacceptable IMHO) and that will be worth waiting for
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Old 25-04-2013, 11:45 PM   #875
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BTW, it’s 'possible to get 7 hrs battery life' from the Surface Pro by tweaking one of the processor settings, assuming you don’t need to use it for any highly intensive processing work such as video editing, 3D games, or image rendering etc.
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Old 26-04-2013, 12:04 PM   #876
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BTW, itís 'possible to get 7 hrs battery life' from the Surface Pro by tweaking one of the processor settings, assuming you donít need to use it for any highly intensive processing work such as video editing, 3D games, or image rendering etc.
What settings?
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Old 26-04-2013, 12:32 PM   #877
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BTW, itís 'possible to get 7 hrs battery life' from the Surface Pro by tweaking one of the processor settings, assuming you donít need to use it for any highly intensive processing work such as video editing, 3D games, or image rendering etc.
I doubt it can go up to 7 hour battery life, even at the
best setting with shut down services the maximum
can get is 5 hour.
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Old 26-04-2013, 01:40 PM   #878
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just ordered 1 set.. should be receiving it on the 2nd week of May.. can't wait..
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Old 26-04-2013, 03:11 PM   #879
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BTW, it’s 'possible to get 7 hrs battery life' from the Surface Pro by tweaking one of the processor settings, assuming you don’t need to use it for any highly intensive processing work such as video editing, 3D games, or image rendering etc.
I think 7 hours only possible if all your wireless radios are OFF, screen at dimmest & Power profile set to Power Saver, and it's completely idling.

Otherwise average non-intensive, can probably get 5hours as mentioned.

Another way is to completely switch off the Wacom Active Digitizer, which is a known battery sucker. That will make it more like the Acer W700, which lacks a digitizer but can last 7 hours.
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Old 26-04-2013, 04:58 PM   #880
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just ordered 1 set.. should be receiving it on the 2nd week of May.. can't wait..
where did you order it?
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Old 26-04-2013, 05:28 PM   #881
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where did you order it?
use freight forwarder's concierge service.. pay a-bit of premium..
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Old 26-04-2013, 05:46 PM   #882
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by the time pro 2 comes out in singapore, usa gets pro 3 a month later...

endless waiting...
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Old 26-04-2013, 07:57 PM   #883
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What settings?
Tweak the power profiles. When on battery, set the max CPU to 75% and keep the display at 30% brightness (which is still plenty bright). As for the rest of the settings, switch all the options to max savings when on battery and max power when plugged in.

5+ to around 6 hours of battery life.

Underclocking & Undervolting Ivy Bridge.

Don't know if can do a bios underclock, but you can probably prevent it from going into its higher p-states by adjusting the cpu throttling power options.
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Old 27-04-2013, 08:34 PM   #884
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Win7/8 completely supports Speedstep so no need to set in BIOS. just set minimum CPU speed to 25% & max at 50%. It'll still be pretty fast but lasting 5-6hrs?
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Old 28-04-2013, 02:24 PM   #885
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so surface pro is almost a year old ? Should i just wait for newer version and import from usa by then or just grab a surface pro when june come...
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