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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Hampshire
04-20-2010, 02:56 PM
I have read the opposite and my own experience is that Win7 is better - especially if you enable the "power saver" profile. Win7 has made changes to enable the CPU to stay in a low-power state longer.
Mini 9|2GB RAM|64GB RunCore|Intel 5300|Windows 10
Join Date: Jan 2010
04-23-2010, 03:50 PM
As a 7 user I can do nothing but recommend it. I run this thing through the ringer pretty well with Outlook 2007, Excel 2007, a couple Word 2007 sessions, Firefox, Arduino, Processing, and an explorer window or two open. I was and still am shocked, SHOCKED, that it can keep up as well as it does. I do not use Aero.
Join Date: Jul 2009
04-23-2010, 11:56 PM
It makes little difference whether all the pixels are white or black. The power needed to change pixels to light or dark is much less than what is needed to power the backlight. That's why the dimmer you make the backlight, the longer the battery lasts, regardless of which OS you run. Windows 7 adds an additional "Dim display after" option in the power profiles that XP lacks. Compared to XP, this can significantly prolong battery life under normal circumstances. Most people don't mind if the screen dims after a couple minutes of inactivity, but don't want it to turn off completely. A Windows 7 user might have the display dim after 2 minutes, then turn off after 30 minutes, where an XP user would only have it turn off after 30 minutes.
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