Bad Battery Life

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ninjapenguinart, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    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:
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    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?
     
  4. macrumors member

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    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!!
     

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