This comes from PCW’s testing of the Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ with the new 11th gen Tiger Lake processors inside. After receiving some inconsistent results on their battery tests, they discovered that the Epic Games Store app still running hidden in the taskbar was having a drastic effect on the tablet’s battery life.
Folks who game on laptops are eternally battling for battery life, even if gaming laptops have gotten much better in the last few years. Laptop gaming means doing everything humanly possible to eke out as much life from your system as possible. Bad news for Fortnite players: it turns out that the Epic Games Store might be draining more juice from your laptop than you’d think.
PCWorld breaks down their whole testing methodology in the article, but they ran a battery test in airplane mode on two systems and measured the battery life with EGS on and off, signed in and running, signed off and running, etc. to see what kind of impact Epic’s platform has on PC
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