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Advantages of Windows 7 on Samsung NC10

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im thinkin bout getting Windows 7 on my netbook (Samsung nc10), since the student price is still $30. how much of an 'upgrade' would this be? how does it affect batter life etc?
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Some say Windows 7 lowers battery life compared to Windows XP while others say it improves the battery life. If you can afford it and have working drivers for Windows 7 then make the upgrade. Windows 7 is a big improvement over Windows XP.
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Here is an old review, but you can still see that the difference is marginal. The case could be different for newer hardware. Also you could turn off the aero theme and probably squeeze a little more battery life out due to decreased GPU usage. I say upgrade. Windows 7 is just an much better overall experience, and at the said $30 price point, its a steal.
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When I ran the Beta of Windows 7 on my netbook (with the same stats), it ran much faster than XP. I can't comment on battery life, but with the bells and whistles turned off, it feels faster, and is 100% fine on a N270 and 1Gb of RAM. Heck, even Vista is purring along with 1.5Gb. I say go for it, not only for the battery life argument, but it runs very well.
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