Need help! Real word battery life between i5 and i7 on new surface pro......

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  1. Perry8912

    Perry8912 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hello guys,

    Trying to pick up a new surface pro this weekend. But don't know which model should I choose. I want the 512 GB version so I don't have to bring my external hard drive with me. But the battery life of i7 makes me worried.

    Here is some reviews from notebookcheck,
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Micro...7300U-256-GB-Convertible-Review.230716.0.html

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Micro...512-GB-16-GB-Convertible-Review.236968.0.html

    The battery life on the i5 model seems a lot better than i7. So what's the real word experience from you guys?

    If I use power saving setting on the i7, will I get the same battery life as i5 does in recommend setting?

    Please share you thought.
    8-9hrs battery life is really important to me.

    Thanks
     
  2. excalibur1814

    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Unless someone owns or has owned both it's a bit difficult to comment on real world battery length. I have an i5 model with the i7 arriving on Tuesday. If I can I'll run a test but it's difficult as they need to be used etc.

    Basically I'd go for the i5 if you really need that battery life due to no fan.
     
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  3. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    I'd say the i5 battery lasted much more compared to the i7 (8gb 256gb), but I never did any extensive test on them.
    If the i7 is the 16gb 512gb then logic would say it'd last even less unless they used a larger battery.
     
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    Yet, supposedly the i7 would complete a task quicker resulting, possibly, in better battery life. Maybe. I'd go for the core M if battery life is A on the list.
     
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