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Surface Book and SP4 now suffering from fast battery drain

The Surface Book started shipping last week, so the first customers who pre-ordered the device via Microsoft’s online store have already received it.

But it took less than a full week to discover the very first problems impacting the Surface Book, and in addition to the screen flickering issue that we already told you about a couple of days ago, it turns out that there’s another bug that’s impacting battery life.

Complaints posted on Microsoft’s Community forums indicate that both the Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4 are suffering from what seems to be an issue dramatically reducing battery life and causing overheating in sleep mode.

There are some reports that this might be caused by Windows Hello, the new biometric authentication feature that’s exclusively available in Windows 10, so if your device is losing battery at a very fast pace, try to disable this feature to see if there’s a difference.

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