Vista’s Aero Isn’t Battery Drain

Randall Kennedy has posted the results of his test to determine of Vista’s Aero graphics are a laptop battery drain.

As I suspected, the battery consumption for the non-Aero scenario was within 1-2% of the consumption with Aero enabled. In other words, disabling Aero had little or no measurable impact on battery consumption under Windows Vista Ultimate when running a mix of common business productivity (Internet Explorer, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) applications.


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