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[Poll] How's your battery life in MX compared to Windows?

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For Windows migrants/dual booters, how's the battery life in MX compared to Windows?

Much better
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No votes
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33%
About the same
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67%
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No votes
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Total votes: 3

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[Poll] How's your battery life in MX compared to Windows?

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Post by Stevo » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:01 pm

I'm getting about the same on a couple of laptops myself. It seems to be a strong point of MX in several reviews compared to some other distros, so I thought I'd set up a poll.

For MX vs other distros, we could have another poll...

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Re: [Poll] How's your battery life in MX compared to Windows?

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Post by j2mcgreg » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:46 pm

This is on my old Acer Aspire 5742. I'm getting 2.5 hours use out of it now, whereas previously it was just under 2 hours.
HP ProBook 450 G5; CPU Intel i5; 500GB HDD; Intel UHD 620 Graphics; 8 GB Ram

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Re: [Poll] How's your battery life in MX compared to Windows?

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Post by manyroads » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:49 pm

Sorry I don't use Windows... ;)
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Re: [Poll] How's your battery life in MX compared to Windows?

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Post by gimcrack » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:17 pm

manyroads wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:49 pm
Sorry I don't use Windows... ;)
And myself I'm not using a laptop. At least as my primary equipment. I been using a Desktop since I bought my first Desktop back in 1995. I do own a laptop, which I only use for traveling. MX is on my Desktop. I have ElementaryOS on my laptop. But when I do use my laptop, I always plug it in. Outlets are only two feet away from me, most of the time. So I never ever use my batter power on my laptop. I always use AC for my laptop. I'm on it to long. So I always have it plug in, so I don't have to worry about battery power at all.

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Re: [Poll] How's your battery life in MX compared to Windows?

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Post by manyroads » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:22 pm

Personally, I get about 4-6 hours battery life on my laptop with MX. I never use that amount. I rarely get below a 70% charge.
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