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View Full Version : Post your 15" Albook battery life. Please.


jacg
Sep 19, 2003, 08:03 AM
I've read some stories of sub-two hour battery life on these things. I'm used to 4 hours out of my iBook and anything less than 3 would be unacceptable.

Does the extra .25Ghz make a big difference to battery life I wonder?

Grateful for any stats.

VladDracul
Sep 19, 2003, 09:30 AM
I regularly get 3 hours plus from my 17" Al power book. It will probably be worse as the battery gets older; but that's to be expected.

jacg
Sep 19, 2003, 01:04 PM
Yeah, but Apple didn't take 25% off the 17" battery to save weight. (as they seem to have done with the 15")

I'd like to know how long a 15" lasts when doing stuff. Or watching a DVD say.

I'd have ordered one by now if it hadn't been for this significant change/worry.

Phatpat
Sep 19, 2003, 02:59 PM
My 15" Albook gets pretty good battery life. I think I get around 3.5 hours while using ichat/safari/itunes. I was also able to watch the entire Monty Python Meaning of Life DVD at another time. Seems fine to me, though I have been using it while plugged in a lot.