[QUERY] Power consumption on a 2013 MBP

From: Ramkumar Ramachandra
Date: Tue Dec 31 2013 - 04:54:47 EST


On a 2013 Macbook Pro, Linux consumes 21W of power while OS X consumes
just 9W. I found this very disturbing; Linux more than halves the
battery life of the device. I checked to see that I wasn't running any
especially power-hungry applications or drivers (using powertop). I'm
using just one proprietary driver: the broadcom-wl wireless driver;
otherwise, I'm running the stock 3.12 kernel from Arch's repositories.

How do I figure out what is consuming power, and what can I do to help
minimize consumption?


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