XP battery life on Macbook?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Eric Lewis, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

    Feb 4, 2007
    CANADA? eh?
    how is the battery life xp on a macbook..for basic word, exel, and powerpoint operations? and with wifi on?> is it better then macos?
  2. Carlsen macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2007
    I tend to lose about an hour of batterylife when in XP. I think maybe it has something to do with Apple's powermanagement support for XP. Don't know if the drivers they supplied don't support the speedstepping properly, although XP usually takes care of this fine on its own.
  3. gavd macrumors 6502a

    Jan 30, 2006
    I played around with Vista a little on my MacBook and the battery life was worse in Windows than it is in OS X. I'd say around 45 mins worse.

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