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J E F F
Whatta Ya Think About Dat?
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Kitchener, ON
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·Rogers Portable ..

[WIN8] Good battery life..

How are people finding battery life of Windows 8 on their laptops? I'm doing surprisingly well, I'm doing close to 6 hours on my MacBook Air (2011) .. looks like MS got this down pretty good.

Note to MacBook users: disable dynamic tick:

bcdedit /set disabledynamictick yes

You must do this in the command prompt in administrative mode.
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sivran
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Irving, TX
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I noticed pretty much no difference between XP and the Win 8 preview on my laptop.



Cudni
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Someshire
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reply to J E F F

I think Win8 performs better overall so possible battery life is better but that is my purely subjective opinion as I don't have like for like hardware to compare

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JohnInSJ
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join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA
reply to sivran

said by sivran:

I noticed pretty much no difference between XP and the Win 8 preview on my laptop.

Yeah the preview did not have any significant battery/power tuning. The release version (along with updated drivers) does perform very well in battery life.
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sivran
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Some preview, huh?

Probably going to restore my XP image when the preview expires. My laptop's getting long in the tooth anyway, not really worth the forty bucks and hassle to upgrade.
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