I do not think the previous answer was the actual intent for Microsoft in describing the device as "always connected". Microsoft and other computer manufacturers use this phrase to mean that the computer is always kept in a sleep state much like an iPad. It is intended to be never powered down although the user can do that. Since the ARM chip allows very efficient sleep mode, there is minimal drain on the battery when the user allows the computer to go to sleep rather than power down. When someone wants to use the computer, just a touch of any key and it wakes the computer and the Hello facial recognition - much like the iPad Pros - and it is ready to go. If it went into sleep mode in the middle of an app or a website, it will return exactly to where you left it within a second.