How is Surface Pro X battery life?

Surface Pro X open on table
Surface Pro X open on table (Image credit: Daniel Rubino/Windows Central)

How is Surface Pro X battery life?

Best answer: The battery life is okay, although it could be better. Still, it will be enough to get most people through their days, and the fast charging helps a lot.The latest Surface 2-in-1: Microsoft Surface Pro X (opens in new tab) (From $999 at Amazon)

What's the battery life like?

According to Microsoft, the battery life of the Surface Pro X is between 13 and 13.5 hours based on "typical Surface device usage." This isn't bad, and this amount of time should be enough for the average user. However, it's not great either. People who want to use the Surface Pro X for more intensive work tasks will likely drain their battery a bit quicker.

However, it is worth noting that the device charges incredibly quickly — in fact, it can charge up to 80% in an hour, which is a fantastic charge speed. As long as you can be near an outlet for part of your day, you'll be able to nearly double the battery life of a full charge with just an hour of mid-day charging. This makes the pain of the average battery life much more tolerable.

Why buy the Surface Pro X?

Surface Pro X back

Surface Pro X back (Image credit: Windows Central)

The Surface Pro X is shaping up to look like one of the most promising Surface devices Microsoft has in store for us later this year. It's got a nice 13-inch 2880x1920 resolution display, Microsoft's brand new SQ1 CPU, and it can be outfitted with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. It's got LTE connectivity, two USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports, and compatibility with Windows Hello, as well, and the detachable keyboard looks to offer an excellent typing experience. Additionally, the keyboard has a slot for a Surface Pen. Lastly, the device is the most compact Surface Pro ever, clocking in at just 1.68 pounds and featuring a thinner-than-ever design that traveling users will love.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.