Parallels battery life

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by etaleb, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. etaleb macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2012
    Can I have a poll for folks about battery life with Parallels Desktop 9 only. I plan to use it to basically just run Outlook 2014

  2. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    parallels def sucks more juice. if you're only looking to run outlook, why not just get the mac version of outlook? doesn't make too much sense to run parallels just for outlook alone.
  3. etaleb thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2012
    Too used to outlook 2014 on my other computers. Occasionally will also use Visio

    Can you tell me what sort of battery life I should expect with mixed usage of the parallels VM and mac os on a macbook 13 inch?
  4. jjhoekstra macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2009
    Hi, based on my experience with Parallels 9 on my MacBookPro, Parallels more or less halves battery life. That is using Visio on a Win2k virtual machine.
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I tried it and it ate the battery like crazy.

    Dumped it and went to BootCamp and I can get well over 8 hours in Win7 Pro and still have battery to spare.

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