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View Poll Results: How often do you run your Macbook on its battery?
Everyday 69 50.00%
Every few days 30 21.74%
Once a week 13 9.42%
Every few weeks 9 6.52%
Once a month or so 6 4.35%
Almost never. 11 7.97%
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:44 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by GGJstudios View Post
That's not true for current Mac notebooks. That only applied to older Macs with removable batteries, which retained up to 80% health for 300 cycles. New built-in batteries are designed to retain up to 80% health for up to 1000 cycles.
I guess that guide I found is pretty out of date.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 02:26 PM   #27
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Pretty much all the time, only plug it in overnight... So far, 13 days using my new mid-2012 cMBP, I discharged my battery 10 times I'm not even worrying about, yet... I'll probably get Applecare before the one year warranty expires, if my battery charge sucks later on.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 02:36 PM   #28
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117 cycles mines at, 88% health according to coconut
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 02:53 PM   #29
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Still have 97% to 98% after 2.5 Years

My first Mac was an early 2010 17" MBP. I have about 375 cycles on it and I do run it down to about 10% before I fully recharge it. I fully discharge it once a month to recalibrate the battery meter. According to Coconut Battery, I am still getting between 97-98% of it's designed capacity. Not bad at all!
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 03:04 PM   #30
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29 cycles (I went through 4 cycles this week!)

I'd say not much.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 03:29 PM   #31
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172 cycles 10 months

99% Health

p.c. convert this year, I charge to full capacity when possible

then run on battery until last 20% or lower

I have found the thunderbolt -hdmi cable to t.v. runs the battery down VERY quickly even when watching less than 2 hours t.v.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 06:00 PM   #32
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Now that I'm out of school probably once a week.
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