Putting a computer or tablet to sleep is nothing new, it’s an inherent part of a modern computer or tablet, something you don’t think often about. Microsoft’s Surface Book was claimed to be very power efficient when sleeping, but sadly is currently not the case.
I remember back during my college days, in a Technology Transfer class, the professor told all the students that early adopters often times pay the price for being first (in more ways than just monetarily). No statement is truer than my experience with Microsoft’s first laptop, the Surface Book. When Microsoft announced their Surface Book, I was ecstatic, I can’t remember being this excited about a piece of technology since the first iPad. Microsoft hit all the right notes, and made the machine I’ve always dreamed of. A 2-in-1 device with a large detachable display, armed with a touch screen AND DIGITIZER, with the added bonus of a dedicated GPU!. I was luckily able to snag one of the first pre-orders from the Best Buy web site at midnight October 26, release day. What follows is are my experiences and struggles with what should have been my unquestionable love affair.