Small steps make a difference

Use of electronic devices inevitably involves energy consumption. Microsoft is committed to reducing the environmental impact caused by the energy use of our products, including battery chargers.

 

Microsoft devices comply with the EU Ecodesign Directive for Energy-related Products (2009/125/EC) and its implementing regulations ("Ecodesign Directive") when applicable. Our devices comply with the European Commission's Regulation for Standby and Off Mode Power Consumption for Electronic Household and Office Equipment, and U.S. federal and state energy conservation standards when applicable. Microsoft devices meet the U.S. Department of Energy, California, and other regional and country-specific energy efficiency requirements.

 

We work to improve energy-saving features throughout our product portfolio, including the use of energy-efficient chargers, to help our customers save energy. Small steps make a big difference. All our devices come with power-saving standby settings. We have also introduced applications, features, and technologies (such as ambient light sensors, efficient Snapdragon™ processors, and OLED or AMOLED displays) to save energy.

 

All covered products meet the voluntary ENERGY STAR® standard.

Energy consumed by consoles

An important part of our business strategy includes reducing the energy consumed by our game consoles within a generation while maintaining the same level of gaming power. For example, since the launch of Xbox 360 in 2005, our engineering teams have successfully reduced standby power by a factor of 10 to less than three-tenths of a watt, resulting in a 60 percent reduction in energy use. Our development and compliance engineers ensure all our products meet regulatory requirements such as the Ecodesign Directive.

 

Carrying lessons learned from Xbox 360 forward, we continued our commitment to reduce energy usage through the design of Xbox One, launched in 2013. Xbox One provides eight to 10 times the processing power of Xbox 360. Despite this significant increase in processing power, the electrical power required for gaming is 30 percent less than that of its predecessor when it launched in 2005. Power needed for media play and dashboard use is half that of the Xbox 360 at launch. The increase in energy efficiency results from scalable processor architecture that wasn’t available for the Xbox 360. Other efficiencies are gained by providing the user with choices about console functionality while in standby mode.

Explore power settings and energy information for the Xbox

Improving energy efficiency

The European Commission has identified video game consoles, a “priority product group” to be covered either by regulation or a self-regulatory initiative to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We worked with other console manufacturers to develop responsible requirements to achieve that goal. The agreement is called the Voluntary Agreement for Game Consoles ("Voluntary Agreement"). The resulting initiative is the form of a design specification for Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

 

This Voluntary Agreement is a joint commitment by game console manufacturers, which is estimated to deliver collective energy savings in the EU.

 

Our current products fully meet the Voluntary Agreement requirements. In December of 2019, the Voluntary Agreement was reviewed by the Consultation Forum of the EU and found to be meeting its commitments to reduce energy usage, exceeding the original estimate of annual energy savings, which was one TWh per year, to a new estimate of five TWh per year.

Review the Voluntary Agreement for Game Consoles

Microsoft Surface computers meet the voluntary ENERGY STAR® standard.

 

ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy aimed at saving money and protecting the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

 

By using ENERGY STAR® qualified products and taking advantage of the power-management features of Surface computers, users can help reduce their consumption of electricity. Reduced electrical consumption can contribute to potential financial savings, a cleaner environment, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Learn more about ENERGY STAR®

 

Refer to Table 2 for the default power and timing settings

 

 

To wake Surface from Sleep Mode, press and release the power button on your Surface.

Microsoft devices comply with COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 617/2013 of 26 June 2013 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for computers and computer servers.

 

The battery[ies] in this product cannot be easily replaced by users themselves.

 

 

Product type and category as defined in Article 2 (one and only one category)

 

‘Slate computer’ means a type of notebook computer that includes an integrated touch-sensitive display but does not have a permanently attached physical keyboard.

 

 

Manufacturer’s name, registered trade name or registered trademark, and the address at which they can be contacted

 

Microsoft Corporation

One Microsoft Way

Redmond, WA 98052

U.S.A.

 

 

Refer to Table 1: Efficiency and acoustic information for the following:

 

  • Product model number
  • Year of manufacture
  • E TEC value (kWh) and capability adjustments applied when all discrete graphics cards (dGfx) are enabled
  • Idle state power demand (Watts)
  • Sleep mode power demand (Watts)
  • Off mode power demand (Watts)
  • External power supply efficiency
  • Noise levels (the declared A-weighted sound power level) of the computer

 

 

E TEC value (kWh) and capability adjustments applied when all discrete graphics cards (dGfx) are disabled and if the system is tested with switchable graphics mode with UMA driving the display

 

N/A – no discrete graphics cards.

 

 

Sleep mode with WOL enabled power demand (Watts) (where enabled)

 

N/A

 

 

Off mode with WOL enabled power demand (Watts) (where enabled)

 

N/A

 

 

Internal power supply efficiency at 10 %, 20 %, 50 % and 100 % of rated output power

 

N/A due to using external PSU.

 

 

The minimum number of loading cycles that the batteries can withstand (applies only to notebook computers)

 

1000 cycles.

 

 

The measurement methodology used to determine power demand

 

EN 62623:2013 Desktop and notebook computers – Measurement of energy consumption.

 

 

Sequence of steps for achieving a stable condition with respect to power demand

 

  • Do a shutdown from OS, not a hibernate
  • Turn system ON
  • Log into OS
  • You may want to disable some of the power scheme timers for sleep and screen off
  • Go to classic desktop
  • Wait 15 minutes for system to become stable and processes to settle
  • Start measurements

 

 

Description of how sleep and/or off mode was selected or programmed

 

Surface computers are hybrid devices and have InstantGo to provide an instant on/always up to date experience and hibernate to preserve battery life when the device is not being used.

 

InstantGo is entered after 5 minutes of inactivity on battery, 10 minutes of inactivity on PSU and lasts for 4 hours of inactivity after which it enters hibernate.

 

 

Refer to Table 2: User experiences for power states for the following:

 

  • Sequence of events required to reach the mode where the equipment automatically changes to sleep and/or off mode
  • The duration of idle state condition before the computer automatically reaches sleep mode, or another condition which does not exceed the applicable power demand requirements for sleep mode
  • The length of time after a period of user inactivity in which the computer automatically reaches a power mode that has a lower power demand requirement than sleep mode
  • The length of time before the display sleep mode is set to activate after user inactivity

 

 

User information on the energy-saving potential of power management functionality

 

Surface computers are preset with a power plan that automatically balances performance with energy consumption. This plan will put the computer to sleep after 10 minutes of inactivity when plugged in. The screen is set at one half the maximum brightness level.

 

You can reduce the power consumption by shutting your Surface down after use. You can realize further energy savings if you dim the screen below the preset limit during use mode.

 

Refer to Table 1 for the Surface power consumption during sleep mode

 

 

User information on how to enable the power management functionality

 

Visit Surface battery and power for more information on power management functionality

 

 

For products with an integrated display containing mercury, the total content of mercury as X,X mg

 

N/A - no mercury.

Table 1: Efficiency and acoustic information
ETEC

Power demand (watts)

Product

Model

Year of manufacture (kWh) Off Sleep Idle

Power supply efficiency

Noise level (dBA)

Surface Book 1703 2015 23.06 0.49 2.03

7.10

85.6%

35
Surface Book 2 13.5” 1832 2017

21.16

0.41

0.91

6.35

90.1%

35
Surface Book 2 15" 1793 2017

22.60

0.44

0.89

6.90

90.1%

35

Surface Book 3 13.5"

1899

2020

14.85

0.44

2.19

4.04

90.1%

35

Surface Book 3 15"

1900

2020

15.54

0.40

2.32

4.34

90.3%

35
Surface Dock 1661 2015 N/A 0.48 N/A N/A

88.7%

N/A

Surface Dock 2

1917

2020

N/A

0.49

N/A N/A

92.3%

N/A
Surface Go

1824, 1825

2018

18.60

0.38 1.55 5.79

87.8%

0

Surface Go 2

1901, 1926, 1927

2020

12.11

0.36

0.50

3.55

87.8%

0
Surface Laptop 1769 2017 13.14 0.23

0.40

4.40

86.0%

32

Surface Laptop 3, 13.5”

1867, 1868

2019

14.15

0.23

0.49

4.75

87.0%

32

Surface Laptop 3, 15” AMD

1873

2019

17.51

0.24

1.33

5.75

87.0%

32

Surface Laptop 3, 15” Intel

1872

2019

14.07

0.23

0.46

4.74

87.0%

32

Surface Laptop 4, 13.5" Intel

1950, 1951

2021

11.86

0.26

0.53

3.50

87.0%

35

Surface Laptop 4, 15" Intel

1978, 1979

2021

12.77

0.28

0.59

3.74

87.0%

35

Surface Laptop 4, 13.5" AMD

1958, 1959

2021

15.31

0.29

0.69

4.55

87.0%

35

Surface Laptop 4, 15" AMD

1952, 1953

2021

15.52

0.29

0.65

4.69

87.0%

35

Surface Laptop Go

1943

2020

12.85

0.23

0.47

4.00

89.6%

0

Surface Pro 4 1724 2015 18.44 0.43 1.31 5.71

85.6%

35

Surface Pro 5, Pro 6

1796 2017 19.55 0.47 0.63 6.29

86.0%

35

Surface Pro 7

1866

2019

18.31

0.22

0.46

6.37

87.0%

32

Surface Pro 7+

1960, 1961

2021

14.73

0.28

0.48

4.65

87.9%

35

Surface Pro X

1876

2019

15.70

0.27

1.16

5.05

87.0%

0

Surface Studio

1707, 1805

2016

177.30

0.24 3.93

28.40

N/A 35

Surface Studio 2

1707, 1805

2018

30.88

0.24

3.86

8.00

N/A 35
Table 2: User experiences for power states

Power state

What it does

With type cover, laptop, or book

With button With UI Automatic after _____ (default)

Sleep

Turns off screen. PC goes to low power state. Monitors for notifications, updates, and email.

Close cover Press power button and release

Start> Power> Sleep

5 minutes of inactivity on battery, 10 minutes of inactivity on PSU

Restart Prompts user to save work before rebooting PC no no

Start> Power> Restart

no
Off Prompts user to save work before turning off PC no Press power button and hold for 2 seconds

Start> Power> Shut Down

no