Does Office 2004 drain battery more than Office 2008?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ThomasJL, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. ThomasJL macrumors 6502a

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    This question is for Intel MacBooks only:

    Since Office 2004 is written for the PowerPC and thus runs on Intel MacBooks using Rosetta, does it drain the battery faster than Office 2008?

    For example, if I was using Microsoft Word to take notes at school, would I get more battery life by using Office 2008?
     
  2. ghall macrumors 68040

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    I think so. It needs more processing power because its emulating PowerPC hardware.
     
  3. StuBeck macrumors 6502

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    Possibly, but it won't be very different between the two. Turn off wifi and you'll get a lot more battery life.
     

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