Microsoft To Introduce Modern Standby: Instantaneous Wake Up For Windows 10X & Windows 10 Devices

Its almost been more than a month that we saw the M1 Macs. These devices, running ARM chips are simply amazing. Providing serious performance gains. They also bring simple things to the laptop like huge battery times and ability to immediately wake up from sleep. Macs have been doing this for quite some time now but these machines, they’re just instantaneous. Now, Windows needs to counter that as well. Of course, the company makes some ARM-based machines as well but they are yet to make their mark on the market. Not only are they super expensive but the performance is sub-par. Now, the company is trying to bring a completely portable, on the go, tablet-replacing experience to the end-user.

According to this article from, documentation for the Windows 10X shows that they would be introducing a new smart standby system. Dubbed as the Modern Standby system, documentation reveals that devices with the support would wake up from sleep immediately. This would be similar to how we use smartphones. According to the article, this would be the S0 power system, coming from the S3 power system. Not only that, they claim that more and more devices would be shifting to this in the coming year.

Depending on the support, Modern Standby would support Windows 10 desktops as well as laptops running Windows 10X. The reason they work for this is the introduction of UWP apps which run the best with this. They say that the final build of the operating system would be done by the end of this month and that machines with 10X right out of the box would be shipped in months during 2021.

Sarmad Burki
Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.