Does Office 2004 drain battery more than Office 2008?

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

  1. ThomasJL macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2008
    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


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    I think so. It needs more processing power because its emulating PowerPC hardware.
  3. StuBeck macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2008
    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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