Battery Problems in Win XP vs Mac OS X

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by farqueue, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2006
    Right. Here's my problem:

    Battery life (Fully charged, Max Brightness, WIFI on, Idle):

    In windows XP: 1 hr 25 min WTF?:mad:
    In Mac OS X: 2 hr 30 min :(

    Cycles: 146

    Ive made a full reset, battery calibration etc.

    This is before the battery update. Do you guys think that i should update?
  2. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    Those numbers are no surprise considering you have max brightness, airport on etc.

    Windows has horrible battery management so yeah that is normal under windows I would say.

    As for OSX I think the same thing. You have made 146 cycles so your capacity has probably lowered anyway. It is most likely normal. Lithium-ion batteries die over time completely.

    And yes do the update... They update for a reason mean you should do it!!!
  3. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

    Nov 8, 2006

    Windows does not have horrible battery management on non-mac laptops.
    Boot Camp drivers = </3

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