Many people, and also I, attended Windows 7 because Microsoft promised very good usability also with netbook. In my opinion, a lot of user expectations are realized by last public beta of Windows 7, but THIS IS ONLY A BETA VERSION and many work will do before the final version.
I’m trying Windows 7 on my EeePc 1000H and a good surprise of new OS is the battery management. Before of Windows 7 I used Windows Xp on my netbook and the best work-time was 5h and 5 min. With the new OS, it increases to 6h and 51 min.
These times (on Xp and on Windows 7) are obtained by this setting:
- Minimal brightness
- Wireless off
- Bluetooth off
- 10 minutes after start
- Windows setting: power saver
The power saver setting disables Aero, if you enable it the time is not very different: 5h and 50 min.
Naturally this times decrease with a intensive work, however, they are very interesting: in fact the normal activity on this kind of pc is read or write a text file. One supplementary battery’s hour is very useful specially on travel when is not possible recharge the battery.
Read also other posts that talk about Windows 7.