Battery time on MBP 15 running Windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by vbedia, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. vbedia macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2014
    I would like to know how long lasts a MBP 15 fully charged running windows 8. I was thinking using a virtual machine too, but if I can run windows natively with a decent battery time that would be better. Thank you.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It completely depends on what specific workload and settings you use, which can vary widely from one user to another.
  3. vbedia thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2014
    No heavy workload. I do basically all my work on Mavericks. This would be playing old games ( monkey island, king quest...) I just miss them.
  4. tron2 macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2012
    King Quest rocks...along with all other great Sierra Adventures games. Too bad they don't make more of these games anymore (just few indie developers doing it).
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Well, in Boot Camp, it won't last more than 5 hours because Boot Camp will only use the dGPU.
  6. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2012
    Las Vegas
    I usually get about 4 hours.
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I've gotten less battery time when running windows, partly because it lacks the power saving features for the MBP then OSX does. Not to say windows lacks these but it lacks them for the MBP
  8. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    Does your rMBP have a discreet GPU? That will make a difference. If it only has Iris Pro graphics, you should be able to squeeze 4-5 hours out of it in Windows. If it has the 650/750M, you'd be lucky to see 2-3 hours, and that's only doing basic tasks. Playing games will shorten it further.

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