Surface is in a class of devices that uses Modern Standby rather than traditional S3 Sleep. This allows us to manage power consumption right down to the individual hardware components. The net effect is near instant resume times and more efficient power consumption. In today’s demo bench with Program Manager Joao Botto, we walk through the two Modern Standby modes and how to switch between them:

• Connected Standby, also known as InstantGo, for always-on computing
• And Disconnected Standby for longer battery life


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