Surface Go

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by Tourniquet, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Mac jones

    Mac jones Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Ok, I have one of these now (base). I will say, I haven't noticed any downside to the base setup, which we all assume is inevitable. Just haven't so far.

    One thing, and maybe someone can help me. I get this weird backlight fading in and out, that I've been seeing on a lot of tablets. It drivers me CRAZY. It's some Windows power setting (I immediately go into advanced power settings and turn that adaptive brightness off, and I think that's what starts it ). God knows what that's about.

    Also, what kind of USB-C adapters do you guys use? With my Macbook I use the Apple stuff, which of course doesn't work on this. I have one USB adapter, that i don't like as it sticks out of the the port.
     
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  2. Steve B

    Steve B Moderator Moderator

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    That’s weird. I thought for sure s-mode provided battery life benefits?

    I would prefer 10.1, but I get where you’re coming from. One of the issues with Samsung devices though is that there re so many different models they never get any outside vendor peripherals. With the Surface line, as there are fewer (and more consistent) models, you do. Special keyboards and such, which I like. A lot like how the iPad line does.
     
  3. surfaceproartist

    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0m27aixko3kfh6l/adaptive brightness.png?dl=0

    After all these years, I still can't reliably embed a picture here to save my life. :-(
     
  4. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Nope, it's some Intel thing, and I also hate it. Not sure if it's easy to turn off on the Go. Usually it's "right click desktop, select Intel Graphics Settings, go to "Power", disable power saving options".

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  5. Mac jones

    Mac jones Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Thanks for that Sufaceproartist , but as you may have noticed, I mention that?

    (read my post again)

    Yeah, I remember now that someone said it's an Intel thing, and you need to approach it from there.
     
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  6. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Copy the picture to your clipboard. Start new post. Hit CTRL-V.
     
  7. surfaceproartist

    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Oops. Trying to be helpful, I sometimes forget to read.
     
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  8. djas

    djas Graffiti User

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    So:

    @dstrauss - modular Note 8 & GB12 to SG LTE

    @Bronsky - modular Note 5 (or 9) & S3 to SG LTE

    @djas - modular Note 5 & S3 to SG (if work permit)

    I'm seeing a pattern here. Who else?
     
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  9. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    You do, for example I just solved all your image posting woes a few posts up! :cool:
     
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  10. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    You need to manually install the video drivers from Intel replacing those from Microsoft.
    This will give access to Intel control panel to change the power settings of the gpu while on battery.

    It's something that happens in every surface device while used on battery.
     
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