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http://theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35176
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Those rare laptops which have graphics cards that can handle Vista could be doomed to spend their life plugged into the mains.
Uh oh, Microsoft....
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I can't see how this is true, we already know Vista is a resource hog, but it's not going to "drain notebook batteries" because it is an OS, something that on the most part doesn't require a whole lot of hard drive activity or shouldn't require a lot of processing power.
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Its the inquirer, take it with a pinch of salt.

Yes Vista may make the GPU swallow some power but im sure they will think of something.

At the moment though Windows ME>Vista IMO lmao.
    
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Sure its an OS, but it's not like any OS we have seen before. Yes, it probably does not require too much HDD activity, but from what we hear it does consume processing power and memory, as well as graphics power.
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Burn
I can't see how this is true, we already know Vista is a resource hog, but it's not going to "drain notebook batteries" because it is an OS, something that on the most part doesn't require a whole lot of hard drive activity or shouldn't require a lot of processing power.
Well, it is true now, try RC2 on a laptop. See how long the battery lasts in comparison to XP.
But I am pretty sure they will fix this, unless they change the way CE works, and have it made for laptops.
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Well...when notebooks need graphics cards to effectively run the visual features of an operating system it shouldn't be too surprising...
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plus battery life is getting stronger and stronger by the year. Lithium ion batteries have progressed so much since its come out
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cokker
....At the moment though Windows ME>Vista IMO lmao.
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Quote:
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plus battery life is getting stronger and stronger by the year. Lithium ion batteries have progressed so much since its come out
Hardware power consumption is growing much faster than battery technology. Until we see retail nano-capacitor batteries newer software will continue to take a greater and greater toll on battery life
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