7 Major Missteps For Microsoft's Surface


All-day battery life for mobile devices is a key feature, but Microsoft must have missed the memo. One of the biggest complaints about the business-focused Surface Pro wasn't Windows 8 or the missing "Start" menu but the four-hour battery life of the tablet. The culprit behind the lackluster battery life is easy to find; the Surface Pro runs on an Intel Core i5 dual-core processor, which offers more performance -- but sucks up more energy -- than an Intel Atom processor or similar mobile chip. But, solution providers say even with the higher performance, the Surface Pro's limited battery life doesn't compare favorably to competing tablets that offer all-day battery life.