Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 power management fixes are still in the works

Microsoft released firmware updates this week for the Surface Book laptop and Surface Pro 4 tablet. However, the company is still working to fix other issues on both products, particularly some highly reported issues with power management.

As we have reported before, many owners of those products have reported they have experienced a lot of battery drain issues even when the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 are set in a standby mode. In a post on Microsoft's support forums, a company representative offered this update:

"Yesterday our engineering team published some updates for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. These updates offer refinements to improve battery charging and thermal tuning, wireless and Bluetooth performance, and to the detach-reattach experience on Surface Book. We know some of you are still experiencing issues, including issues related to power management, and we are working to address those as quickly as possible. We'll publish additional updates as soon as they are ready. In the meantime, the Surface customer forums and the Surface support site remain the best resources if you have questions about your Surface."

Source: Microsoft

John Callaham