Will Vista be a Drag on Your Battery?

Vista NotebooksInfoWorld is reporting that Vista may drain your notebookâ€â„¢s battery quicker than XP does.  The cool graphics and effects, such as Aero, need high-end graphics cards, processors and more memory, all of which will eat into battery life. But Microsoft and several PC manufacturers say that improved power management utilities will balance things out.

“If Vista is run in full Aero mode, with none of the Vista-provided power management settings turned on, it is likely to demand more power, and have an impact on battery life,” said Dell spokesman Ira Williams, in an e-mail interview. “That said, if you run Vista in battery-optimized mode (using non-3D interface), we would not expect the battery life to be significantly different from XP in that scenario.”

via InfoWorld 

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