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Windows 7: Does windows 7 really improve battery life?!

27 Oct 2009   #1
hp8qer

 
Does windows 7 really improve battery life?!

So I have a quick question. Does windows 7 really improve the battery life on a laptop? Anyone noticed much of a difference?


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27 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hp7Windows View Post
So I have a quick question. Does windows 7 really improve the battery life on a laptop? Anyone noticed much of a difference?
Yes by about 10%. Thats on performance power plan. 32 bit
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28 Oct 2009   #3
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

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Yes by about 10%.
Your mileage may vary. Note this TechRadar article, Windows 7 Shames Vista on Battery Life where it correctly states,
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If a notebook runs Windows Vista, it will run Windows 7 and it will get better battery life... . But PC manufacturers and device suppliers are also going to have to do their part to make a big difference to power consumption on new notebooks.
Bottom line, MUCH depends on the hardware's power saving features.
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28 Oct 2009   #4
hp8qer

 

Cool, thanks!! I've ordered a hdx16, with vista for a windows 7 upgrade, hope it will save me quite a bit of battery..
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30 Oct 2009   #5
kanehi

Win 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I don't see any significant difference on battery life. I have a netbook with a 128gb SSD and the battery meter calculation is the same.
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