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tonybeak
Mar 17, 2006, 08:01 AM
I know there have been some fan issues, but has anyone tried to see how long the battery lasts with Windows XP on their Macbook Pro?



chenwli
Mar 17, 2006, 07:29 PM
It's 2 for me. (I'm installing drivers and softwares and a couple of reboot, so it's can be considered the battery life for heavy loaded work.) Not too bad and think the driver for power management will help by turn down the freq or turn off one core.

macrants
Mar 17, 2006, 09:10 PM
Same. Right around 2 hours. Also, it runs warmer than in OSX, but not insanely so.

BornAgainMac
Mar 17, 2006, 09:24 PM
I wonder if Windows uses the hard drive more than OSX. I always hear the drive spin with Windows and it doesn't seem to matter how much memory you have. Probably a virus or spy thing running in the background.