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Chime in: Is Windows 10 S and Pro battery life really that different?

Windows 10 S is Microsoft's streamlined version of Windows 10, introduced in tandem with the Surface Laptop. It's built with security and performance in mind; only apps downloaded through the Windows Store can be installed. But Windows 10 S can be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro for anyone who needs a bit more freedom.

An anonymous poster on the Windows Central forum recently asked how much of hit a laptop's battery life takes when upgrading to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 10 S.

I have a Surface Laptop and I am contemplating moving to 10 Pro. The only programs I would install are Google Chrome, Google Allo, and Maybe MightyText which is an extension for Chrome. Should I expect to see a hit on my battery life and if so, by how much?

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The anonymous poster went on to say that the only apps they use are Google Chrome, Google Allo, and an extension for Chrome.

Do you have first-hand experience with the difference in battery life between the two versions of Windows 10? If so, visit the thread and deliver some knowledge!

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Cale Hunt
Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.