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Windows 7: What's you opinion on the aero interface?

11 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
What's you opinion on the aero interface?

I really like it, since vista, but I keep it off most of the time while I'm using my laptop without my charger, aero makes my battery last so little, is aero suppose to drain battery life so fast?, It looks great but in the end, is it worth wasting battery life for eye candy? - My Opinion -

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11 Oct 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yadielfeliciano View Post
I really like it, since vista, but I keep it off most of the time while I'm using my laptop without my charger, aero makes my battery last so little, is aero suppose to drain battery life so fast?, It looks great but in the end, is it worth wasting battery life for eye candy? - My Opinion -
YF

Depends on how you use it. It does use more power and if you need 4-5hours on a charge there are alot of things you can do to increase battery life.

I use it all the time

ken
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11 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yadielfeliciano View Post
I really like it, since vista, but I keep it off most of the time while I'm using my laptop without my charger, aero makes my battery last so little, is aero suppose to drain battery life so fast?, It looks great but in the end, is it worth wasting battery life for eye candy? - My Opinion -
YF

Depends on how you use it. It does use more power and if you need 4-5hours on a charge there are alot of things you can do to increase battery life.

I use it all the time

ken
What ways could help me save battery life? I check power saver on but that doesn't help a lot. Thanks for the help.
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11 Oct 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I set up my systems for performance rather than appearance. Tried Aero once when Vista was in beta - haven't even tried it since.
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11 Oct 2009   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by usasma View Post
I set up my systems for performance rather than appearance. Tried Aero once when Vista was in beta - haven't even tried it since.
I also agree with TURN OFF Aero. I do not miss it at all.
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11 Oct 2009   #6

 

i like it but always disable the animation for opening and shutting windows,but why oh why did m$ make the aero basic colour so god damn ugly ,with no option to change it
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11 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I turn off aero on my portable devices...but not on desktops. Of course,anything which places any load on the GPU is going to cause more power to be consumed and thus shorten battery life.

If you want to tweak your laptop and get more life, head over to the Power Control Center in Windows and create a custom power policy. You can do all sorts of stuff including dimming the display, reducing the speed of the CPU, shutting off things like BlueTooth and PCMCIA cards and such to maximize battery life.
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11 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by usasma View Post
I set up my systems for performance rather than appearance. Tried Aero once when Vista was in beta - haven't even tried it since.
For performance? I'm afraid you made the wrong choice then. Aero is ran on the GPU, which is hardly used outside of games. While every other non-aero themes are on the CPU taking a slice of the pie.
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11 Oct 2009   #9
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Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

For awhile the first thing I did was turn aero off, but I read a post about how it helps with hardware acceleration, so I turned it back on and low and behold, things actually seemed to run better and windows like my movie folder of thumbnails actually rendered faster.
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