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dekoy316
Mar 7, 2013, 02:38 PM
Hey everyone,

I'm currently in the market for an ultrabook, and am seriously considering the Macbook Air. One thing I would need though is readily available access to windows for development purposes. Most of the articles I can find are a couple years old, or conflicting. So, I'm here asking for current feedback.

How hard does running Windows 7 impact battery life on the newest air models?

Thanks in advance.
-Dan



xShane
Mar 8, 2013, 12:46 AM
Hey everyone,

I'm currently in the market for an ultrabook, and am seriously considering the Macbook Air. One thing I would need though is readily available access to windows for development purposes. Most of the articles I can find are a couple years old, or conflicting. So, I'm here asking for current feedback.

How hard does running Windows 7 impact battery life on the newest air models?

Thanks in advance.
-Dan

Here's an interesting article comparing battery life between different laptops (including Windows on a Mac).

http://www.zdnet.com/the-other-hidden-cost-of-running-windows-on-a-mac-battery-life-7000000906/

2IS
Mar 9, 2013, 01:00 PM
My experience on my MBA running Win 7 is if you run it with Aero disabled, battery life is pretty close to what you'd get in OSX. With it enabled however it's quite a bit less.