Battery life running windows

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dekoy316, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    xShane

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    #2
    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/
     
  3. 2IS
    macrumors 68030

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    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.
     

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