Better battery life on Windows

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Faux Carnival, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2010
    Hello, I have the 2011 Macbook Air i5 and I'm getting better battery life on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate with same brightness, etc... settings. Is this normal?

    I think the opposite used to be the case but now... Lion is a power hog and I do those 3 finger gesture thingies every 10 seconds. Maybe that is the reason.
  2. macrumors G4

    Oct 23, 2010
    I haven't directly compared the two, but Windows 7 has decent power management, and it's possible Apple improved the drivers in Boot Camp 4.0. That said, I'd be surprised if battery life were truly better in Windows than OS X on a Mac. Perhaps it was the software you were running on both.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2011
    damn thats kind of depressing, upgrade to snow leopard today, i'm sure that would give you a boost in the right direction.

    I'm serious, Lion has a bunch of add on's if you don't need it, snow leopard is a viable option.

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