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I turned off Aero in windows 7
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    Slvrbuu posted on Jan 14, 2011 5:04:47 PM - Report post
     
    I've never liked playing games on a laptop. The awkward extra mouse without a desk, the tightly placed buttons of the keyboard, and the battery life. To each his own, I guess.
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    Neo7 posted on Jan 14, 2011 5:23:15 PM - Report post
     
    I actually have a keyboard, mouse, and proper monitor so I can simply dock my laptop and my workspace becomes similar to a desktop. Still this laptop doesn't have a whole lot of ability so only a few games are playable on it. Then again, I don't play too many games outside of StarCraft and WarCraft 3.

    But when I reduce the power of my laptop that's sufficient for office work and web browsing, the battery life goes up to like 8 hours which is excellent for school work (one of the main reasons I got a laptop in the first place). My laptop has Hybrid Graphics in that I can turn off my nVidia card and rely on integrated graphics for a huge boost in battery life.

    Also Windows Aero comes standard in Home Premium.

    [Edited by Neo7, 1/14/2011 5:25:34 PM]
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    Lord Vader posted on Jan 15, 2011 12:34:22 AM - Report post
     
    quote:
    originally posted by Atal

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    originally posted by saurabhfzd

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    originally posted by Neo7

    And remade it to behave like the older version of Windows. Now it looks all classic and I now have 4 hours on max power settings (the one that's supposed to trash my battery life). That's 4 hours I can play StarCraft 2 without plugging in.

    is it okay for me to ask how u did that? 'cause all my systems came pre-loaded with win7...for the desktops its not an issue but i'd love to improve my battery time for my laptop.

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    thank u very much for this link. was quite helpful.
    @Neo7: when i turn on my gfx card i get about 1 or maybe about 1 1/2 hour backup on a full charge

    [Edited by saurabhfzd, 1/15/2011 12:35:46 AM]

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    pisces posted on Jan 18, 2011 6:41:58 AM - Report post
     
    The Aero feature takes a little bit resource from your graphic card, which is why laptops don't stay very long if you have it turn on. I turned off mine when I first bought this laptop I'm using now.
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    Lord Vader posted on Jan 18, 2011 6:53:20 AM - Report post
     
    quote:
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    The Aero feature takes a little bit resource from your graphic card, which is why laptops don't stay very long if you have it turn on. I turned off mine when I first bought this laptop I'm using now.

    yea...with the aero features on and the card being on...the laptop back-up really tanks. now that i've turned off the aero i have seen some improvement in back-up...but ofcourse if i'm playing a game under full 3D load..doesn't do much for my back-up.

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    SuperSaiyan4 posted on Jan 23, 2011 2:51:03 PM - Report post
     
    I really hate the aero task bar.
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