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Dec 1, 2008, 09:28 AM
Does anyone else get really bad battery life compared to OS X with Vista on their MBP? Is it just because of the resource intensive GUI compared to OS X?

Dec 1, 2008, 10:54 AM
I have an Early 08' 15" MacBook Pro that gets about 3.5 hours of battery life. I have XP installed on the machine and doing about the same amount of tasks in XP the battery lasts about 3 hours.

Ditch Vista and get XP!:apple:

Dec 1, 2008, 03:07 PM
Ya I really like XP, but I have these 4 gigs of memory that I would like to fully utilize, and I'll mainly just use my laptop for MathCad and Gaming. The MathCad is fine with XP, but I really want to try out the hybrid motherboard/graphics card to its full extent, which requires Vista 64 bit. I was also wondering if going down to home premium or business from Ultimate would increase the batter life?

Dec 2, 2008, 04:10 PM
The use of XP constatly ruined two brand new MacBook Pro (Santarosa) battery!
In less then a year!
Too bad integration between XP and MAC hardware!!