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Windows 7 Lower Power Consumption


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#1 lanwanman

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 11:15 AM

So we have all heard that windows 7 gives you better power consumption but I'm curious if anyone out there has tested it yet side by side with another box? Watching a movie perhaps? I plan on doing some testing of my own soon and will post results here as I find out. If you have time do some testing of your own and be sure to post exact hardware specs etc. if possible for us all to examine and learn from.


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#2 katieb

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 09:57 AM

That would be great if you could let us know the results. My laptop battery goes dead in about 70 mins even during light use, using Power Saver mode, no wireless, etc. It would be another reason for me to upgrade if this is true.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 01:46 AM

@katieb,

upgrade anyway!!! I have been using the rtm for about 3 weeks now on my laptop, and I'm about to upgrade both of my desktops at home. I am seriously impressed, and I tried not to be at first (after having to brush my teeth for weeks to get the taste of Vista out of my mouth!).

@lanwanman,

Unfortunately, my battery is DEAD. Laptop only lasts about 5 minutes when not plugged in. . .new battery on it's way as I type, but it will be hard to judge whether there is much of a difference or not because it's been so long since I used it w/o being plugged in.




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