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Question Battery Life OSX VS Win 7 :: I need a confirmation on my research - 10-29-2009, 09:05 PM

Here's what knowledge I have gather and I need to double check it with you guys.

According to my reserach, I found OSX SL 10.6.1 on dell mini 10v has worst battery life than Windows 7.

-Mainly because of vanilla OSX ability to not able to speed-step?

-This would confirm that when they did the battery test by using windows 7 bootcamped on a mac, OSX actually outlast windows 7 in everytest. Therefore dell mini 10v with windows 7 actually last longer is because of speed-step?

Second question related the SSD

-According to Tom's hardware SSD actually in fact use more battery than regular HDD. Mainly since solid state drive use a constant flow of voltage, compare to HD it varies depending on activities, is this true to the dell mini 10v?

-I recall the dell mini 10v 16GB SSD is a MLC, the average life span [according article] is 5-7 year. but the SLC last up to 49 years?

Thanks again

PS: Just order a dell mini 10v with a 16GB SSD and a 6-cell battery

Mini 10V | 1.6GHz | 2GB | 16GB SSD | GMA 950 | OSX | ~$180ish | Wireless-N | 6-Cell |
M1340 | 2.4GHz x2 | 4GB | 320GB 7.2K-RPM | Nvidia SLi 9400M + 9200GS | 7-RTM | $500.00 | WEI: 5.3 |
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Default 10-30-2009, 07:47 PM

See this regarding SSDs and battery life...

Web Surfing Test Shows SSDs Better for Battery Life
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