Good morning, afternoon or evening whenever you are, I have a doubt about Manjaro Gnome and Windows 10.
I bought a Laptop/tablet and installed Manjaro because I have Manjaro on my desktop but someone told me Linux is not the best option for laptops due to battery usage, well I’d like to read your opinion about it.
personally, I’ve never noticed a problem. I have read that Linux has higher discharge rate, but as I’ve never bothered to compare Windows and Linux discharge rates I don’t know, and I’ve never used Windows on a Laptop.
It varies, cannot just be pointed Linux. Even the same distro with different DE can result in different battery usage. Basically, the standard battery capacity / power consumption formula applies. You want longer battery life, try to reduce power consumption. Starting from enabling hardware based power management via TLP / LMT, disable unused services, use powersave (or better, schedutil) CPU governor and so on. Manjaro’s default should be quite well balanced between power consumption and performance, as Manjaro is also preshipped in certain laptops.