Surface Pro 4 Discussion Thread

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  1. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...so sad no firmware update yesterday...>>

    ...If Intel released the new drivers just a few days ago, the update is likely still a couple of weeks away. Just be patient...
     
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    sorry I suck at waiting.
     
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    My the buttons on the s4 pen are no longer working. The pen writes but the one click and 2 click commands no longer function. I unpaired the pen....reset surface and now the pen wont pair at all with surface. Surface cant find the pen

    Help

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  5. dstrauss

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    I would have posted the classic buzzard cartoon (____ with patience, let's kill something), but I was already on thin ice around here so this one has a hidden double meaning as to who's on life support - I feel your pain on the whole "patience with Microsoft" thing - even Mr. Microsoft himself, Thurrott, suggested Microsoft make reparations to all us Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book beta testers by extending the warranty on their systems from 12 months AFTER they get tehm stable and fixed. Fat chance...
     
  6. Dayton

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    Did you try replacing the battery?
     
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    stevae Pen Pal - Newbie

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    the firmware update was supposed to come out on the 19th according to several sources, but i haven't seen anything on it. anybody else seen anything???
     
  8. stevae

    stevae Pen Pal - Newbie

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    a couple of things here. first, there is an article on one of the sp4 sites, i think it is neowin, that shows you how to get rid of the battery drain. there is a script made, that allows you to adjust max proc power, which stops your device from going into turbo mode, and really allows a much nicer environment while using it, especially on battery. it also gives it almost another hour and a half battery life. and you never hear the fans kick on. so it is really worth checking out.

    UPDATE: here it is - http://www.neowin.net/news/four-ways-to-improve-surface-pro-4-battery-life
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    That is the danger of rumors, I know that it is being worked on, but it also needs to pass internal testing, etc.
     
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    @jnjroach - Jeff, if it won't violate your NDA, why do OEM's have to tinker with the component manufacturer's drive, unless they are defective?

    PS to all - I am SHOCKED how quiet the SP4 is (i7/16gb/512gb)! The fan rarely runs, and when it does it is much quieter. Of course, I'm not a gamer or big Neflix user, so maybe I'm just lucky, but even Chrome is almost fanless. This alone is worth the upgrade for me.
     
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