View Full Version : iBook Battery Life

Jun 27, 2006, 04:08 PM
I'm currently looking into travelling around Auz/NZ and several other places :) Though i'd like to take a laptop as i'll be taking a lot of photographs, and need a way to process these, and store them ready for sending home.

What's the battery life on the 12inch iBook? Realistic times, not Apple's idea of times ;)


Jun 27, 2006, 04:25 PM
I usually get around 3:30~4 hours or so with wifi on. Sometimes a bit less if im doing some intensive stuff.

Jun 27, 2006, 04:40 PM
Mine can easily reach 4 hours doing all the normal stuff, wifi on, browsing, playing iTunes etc. I can also watch 2, 2 hour dvd's on one charge.

Jun 27, 2006, 05:41 PM
I use to be able to get 5 hours on my ibook with wifi and 40% backlight on. Now I can only get 4 hours of wifi with my macbook :mad:

mad jew
Jun 27, 2006, 07:30 PM
My two year old iBook still gets four hours quite easily, with AirPort on and backlight at the default setting. :cool:

Jun 28, 2006, 02:17 PM
On my 14" iBook I can easily get over 4 hours.

Blind Buzzard
Jun 28, 2006, 02:27 PM
My year old 12in iBook gets around 4.5 hours of battery life with the wifi on and the "better battery life" checked.

I get around 3 hours of battery life when selecting "Custom." (I have this set for best possible performance.)

Not bad for a year old battery!