Netbooks with Windows XP work longer than with Windows 7

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Before the release of the latest operating system from Microsoft, among others of its merits was called and the extension of the laptop as compared to Windows Vista. As illustrated by the Dell XPS Studio 16 and Gateway NV. In this model of Dell has won in just a few minutes, but Gateway gained almost an hour. About netbook, Microsoft did not report anything like that, and besides no comparison between Windows 7 and Windows XP.

As it turned out such tests, if performed at Microsoft, but it is likely the results were unsatisfactory. At least, such a conclusion can be drawn from data obtained by representatives of resource Laptop, Liliputing and jkOnTheRun. They reported reduction in the time of the netbook running Windows 7 is almost an hour. Testing models were Toshiba mini NB205, ASUS Eee PC 1008HA and the HP Mini 311. This Liliputing and jkOnTheRun used test Battery Eater, and Laptop - LAPTOP Battery Test. In all cases the time of all systems with Windows 7 was less. According to the results of the Laptop are as follows:

Toshiba mini NB205 - 9 o'clock, 24 minutes to 8 hours 51 minutes
ASUS Eee PC 1008HA - 5 hours 40 minutes to 4 hours and 43 minutes
HP Mini 311 - 5 hours 43 minutes to 4 hours 52 minutes

The average loss of working hours were 47 minutes. Such results call into question the feasibility of moving some models to the newer operating system, although for some this time is not critical. Netbook Toshiba mini NB205 lost only 31 minutes from more than 9 hours, while for ASUS losses amounted to nearly 20% of operating time, which is very important.