Date: Thursday, August 6th, 2009, 04:55
Category: MacBook, News
Users hoping that the arrival of Windows 7 will lessen the power drain on Apple’s MacBook Pro notebook may have some hard news to face up to, as CNET’s Eric Lai discovered for a recent article he wrote. Running Windows 7 in Boot Camp caused one CNET reviewer’s battery life to fall by more than two-thirds.
In addition to this, virtualization software such as VMware Fusion suffer from the same complaints. Some blame Apple’s Boot Camp drivers (the last ones were released in April 2008) while others blame Windows’ bloated codebase. With Apple and Microsoft both trying to avoid responsibility for improving the experience, Windows 7’s reported improvements in power management will be moot for MacBook Pro users for a while.
If you’ve tested the Windows 7 beta on your MacBook and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.