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Is it better or worse than running Mac? I am just curious if the OS makes a difference in battery life.
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It's lots worse on W7 because OSX apparently underclocks and disconnects unused peripherals much more aggressively than W7. In a review of the 2010 or 2009 MBP (the first one with the 8h+ battery life) under W7/Boot Camp it lost some 30% battery life.

The test I'm talking about was @anandtech, but it was a long time ago and I can't remember much about more about it.
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Yup, OSX has the luxury of knowing exactly what hardware is attached and how they behave so they can aggressively optimize for power savings.
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Yes OS does make a difference. On my Hackintosh Q430 I went from 3.5hrs on win7 pro to 4.5hrs mac os X. specs are core i5, nvidia 310m, 4gb ddr3
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Alright, +rep guys for the good info!
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