Surface Pro 4 Discussion Thread

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  1. metalsiren

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    search for battery in settings, and its under see which apps are affecting battery life. now its not as involved as the win 8.1 one. but i think its not bad.
     
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    ok first time doing this so here are some benchmarks on the Core M3... I picked up my i5 again (I know sad right) since I really like the extra power and the core m seem a little off to me, but again I can be wrong.


    Crystal-Disk.jpg fire-2.jpg R11-5 benchmark.jpg R15 benchmark.jpg firestrike-new.jpg fire-strike1.jpg
     
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    Wow thanks for the info.
    The only thinks bothers me is the slow write number of the SSD.
    Actually is disappointing
    I was expecting number between 300-400 mb/s

    Can you ran the same test at i5 version.

    Thanks.


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    Do you have both Sp4 m3 and i5 in hand now? You can tell the difference between the two CPU wise in genera usage
     
  5. metalsiren

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    yes I have both still right now... and thats exactly what I was going to do.. mess with them both and decide which one I wanted to keep. (just took the i5 out of the box so will take a little while to get it set up, apps updated etc).

    @alextrela182 - there should be i5 tests on here for that SSD but I will try again once its up and running (and not dealing with the wife,baby, or kids... yes its nuts)
     
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    I don't know but have the feeling that the very slow performance of SSD on m3 version is that using AHCI controller

    "Samsung S4LN058A01 CIe 3.0 x4 AHCI flash controller (also found in the MacBook Air 13" 2015)
    What, no NVMe? Based on reviews, we expected to find an NVMe SSD. Looks like our bargain basement Core M3 model gets an undocumented downgrade to AHCI."



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    Yes do the test in calm situation and not running or installing anything else.
    Also do first all the windows/firmware update.

    Thanks.


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    Man. MS is really missing the boat/price point on that lower model. 4 GB RAM and AHCI kills it as an option for me...

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    It's defently deal breaker to me.
    I hope the i5/4/128 not using same old controller.
    It's really shame on MS doing that in the entry level version.


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    tech specs say the m3 is 20g lighter, is it noticeable? If the battery life is not much better, I don't see the point of the m3 as the fan supposedly comes on much less and the i5 can be downclocked to reduce it further?
     
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