Recently there have been some posts about how well Windows 7 performs on a MacBook. The MacBook is an Apple brand of Macintosh notebook computers. It was introduced in May 2006, and it replaced the 12″ PowerBook series and the iBook notebooks. It signaled transition for Apple to Intel. Part of the MacBook family, the MacBook is aimed at the consumer and education markets.
So How Does Windows 7 Perform?
First the installation is not difficult. Start with the Boot Camp Assistant that comes with with Mac OS X.
When the installation is complete, install the Boot Camp drivers from the Mac OS X installation disc. The drivers are needed for operating the special function keys, like for controlling screen brightness and keyboard backlighting.
The Mac OS X Snow Leopard installation disc comes with an set of updated Boot Camp drivers. You install these drivers in order to access your Mac OS files from Windows. The opposite is also true, you will be able to access Windows files from Mac OS X. This is very handy if you need to work with both Mac OS X and Windows.
There seems to be one problem with the installation. The battery life on the MacBook does not last as long as it normally does. According to Apple, the MacBook Pro should offer nearly eight hours of battery life . However, when running Windows XP and Vista or Windows 7, this reduces the life to just an hour and a half. The battery cannot sustain its life, somehow it drains very fast, even when the screen brightness turned down. This may be due to the fact that the Windows drivers have not been optimized for the MacBook.
But other than that, the reports have been consistent, Windows 7 will perform well on a MacBook. This should make both camps happy.