dual 2.0 Macbook battery life.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by blueflame, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. blueflame macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2003
    Studio City
    Im just curious, what is everyone getting for thir battery life. I am only interested in the battery time with full brightness, i dont care about bluetooth or wifi, but full brightness is a must for my estimation. i honestly get about 2:45min, this seems very low from waht Im reading. if it is abnorally low, is there any recourse? yes, I have done multiple calibrations according to apples steps, and in owning this only a week, my max chrge has gone from 5200 to 5061, 9 cycles, it holds approx 97% now, or so it says. anyway, just curious what others ahve to say.
  2. mark! macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    I get 3:40 on my MacBook Pro 1.83GHz, so I'd imagine the MacBook 2.0 GHz would be around the same :confused:

    EDIT: I'm on my 161 cycle :eek:
  3. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2006
    The MB's should technically even be higher, the integrated graphics and smaller screen should save a decent amount of energy, but I suppose the MBP's slightly larger battery offsets some of the MB savings.
  4. coal macrumors regular


    Oct 22, 2005
    Portland, OR
    I've seen other posts regarding this and it's making me wonder if this will become another issue to add to the list?

    I've had my Macbook for about a week. From the Coconut battery tool:

    4 cycles
    3 weeks old
    98% (5111 out of 5200 mAh)

    I've done what I thought was sufficient to calibrate the battery, but it doesn't seem to haev helped correct the battery deficiency. It's definitely not a good trend when I've only had 4 cycles.
  5. Josias macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006
    1 month and 3 days old. 5 cycles. 2.0 GHz white MacBook, 1 GB, 60 GB.
    With AirPort on, and screen dimmed to 1 bar (Safari open) I get approx. 4:50.
    With screen dimmed to 1 bar typing in Word, I get approx. 7:00.
    MacBooks have better battery life than MBP, because of IIG and smaller screen. Apple estimates 15" MBP to be 4.5 hrs, 17" MBP to be 5.5 hrs, and MB to be 6 hrs. 12" rev. E PB's were estimated to 5 hrs, 15" and 17" rev. E PB's were estimated to 5.5 hours, and latest rev. iBooks were estimated to 6 hrs.

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