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tourada
Feb 28, 2011, 09:26 AM
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Has anyone been able to test the battery life of mbp's using lion? Is it the same as leopard?



simsaladimbamba
Feb 28, 2011, 09:28 AM
What MBPs specifically? There have been several in the last five years, with a variety of battery life.

tourada
Feb 28, 2011, 09:33 AM
Well, MBP 4,1 and since I am using it currently, Macbook 6,1.

ozred
Feb 28, 2011, 09:40 AM
I have 2 identically configured 15" 2010 MBP's.

One is my work laptop, the other I use specifically for testing software.

#1 runs 10.6.6
#2 runs 10.7

Side by side testing reveals about 14 to 27% longer battery life with 10.6.6

tourada
Feb 28, 2011, 09:55 AM
Interesting. Thanks.

Tom8
Feb 28, 2011, 10:28 AM
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My guess is there is still a fair bit of optimisation to come yet, so these results probably won't represent the full version

ozred
Feb 28, 2011, 12:39 PM
I agree. Of much greater concern is the dumbing down of OS X as they con the Apple Faithful that's it's an advancement to merge it with iOS. Unfortunately far too many have already bought into Apples myths.