As early adopters are well aware of, growing pains aren’t uncommon – especially when dealing with a new product line. Such has been the case with Microsoft’s Surface Book (and to a lesser degree, its Surface Pro 4) as some buyers are experiencing power-related issues.
Microsoft has publically acknowledged (and apologized for) the issues although unfortunately, a fix might not arrive until next year.
The issue is specifically related to how the Surface Book handles energy consumption when put to sleep. Some are reporting that the device doesn’t really go into hibernation mode at all and continues to suck power as if it were on and being actively used.