Battery life running windows

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2013
    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.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2012
    United States
    Here's an interesting article comparing battery life between different laptops (including Windows on a Mac).
  3. 2IS
    macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    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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