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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:51 pm 

Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:26 pm
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Location: Los Angeles, California
I have installed both Win 7 and Win XP on the following machines:


My observation is that I lose about 20-25% of battery time (on average) when I use Win 7 when compared to Win XP. Does this sound correct?
I thought Win 7 would have better battery time or is it the other way around?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:41 am 

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Definitely sounds right for the T43 in my experience, can't say anything about the other units...

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 7:14 am 
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I have a T41 and X60, both with multiboot systems, and the same here ... Win7 is far less energy efficient. XP gives 20-25% better battery life. But better than them all though is my X31. Amazing battery life with that OLD laptop. Go figure! (see sig for laptop spec's)

IBM Thinkpad T41 Home | X31 Travel | X60 fun
2GHz Dothan (X60 C2D, X31 1.7 Banias), 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVD Multi-Burner, IBM 11b/g, Bluetooth II, Docks
multi-boot (98SE, W2K, XP PRO, Win7, Linux Mint 10)

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