battery life for bootcamp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by illumintai, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. illumintai macrumors newbie

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    say for the latest macbook pro.. will i get the same hours for bootcamp ?

    thanks.
     
  2. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    simply put - no
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    No. For the same usage, divide battery life by about 2, you'll get a good estimate that way.

    Since windows isn't as "machine specific" as OS X, it has not been optimized to do proper power management on this specific computer, hence there is no way it'll ever be able to achieve as good a battery life. It's all in the software. Mac OS X does a lot of stuff under the hood to keep battery life up.
     
  4. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    Ever since I started using it in the tiger beta, it's been terrible, no mater if it's XP, Vista, or 7.
    Best I've ever seen is about 4 hours.
    2.5 is about average for how I use 7.
     
  5. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    It also can't use the integrated so it is always running the nvidia card tearing the battery up.
     
  6. xDC macrumors member

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