How long does your battery last for?

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  1. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I'd like to know how long your laptop runs for on battery alone.

    Actually, I'm generally more interested in knowing the times people are getting with the new 12" PB when compared with the 1st generation 12" PB and the 12" iBook. Same can be asked about the 15" TiBook and the new 15" AluBook. I have heard some dismal numbers being thrown around for the 15"er.
     
  2. passthejonch macrumors member

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    4 hours i book
    wireless on.................

    screen at half brightness
     
  3. Caspa macrumors member

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    3.5 to 4 Hours...
    Original 12" PB, screen brightness on 1 notch and all energy saving settings
     
  4. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    I get around 3hours 20mins (enough to watch Lord of The Rings) with the screen brightness set to full. I have a PB G4 Ti550 (15inch).
     
  5. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    i can get over 3 hours still with my TiBook 1GHz with 1/2 of full brightness...
     
  6. beefcake macrumors 6502

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    I get about 2:50 with full brightness on my TiBook 1 Ghz.
     
  7. lmalave macrumors 68000

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    My iBook lasts about 4 hours at full brightness, with Airport turned on. I know this for a fact because I have a 3-hour long class at night, and the iBook is usually at 95% at the beginning of the class (after being asleep for 10 hours or so in my bag), and is at about 25% at the end of the class.

    Also, I once watched a full-length DVD movie on my iBook while it was on battery power, and it only took the battery down to 40%! Amazing. Try doing that with any other laptop :)
     
  8. TEG macrumors 604

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    Well because of a Problem where my Battery goes from 20% to 0% instantly, I only get 3.5 hours on my 500Mhz TiBook in OSX.

    TEG
     
  9. pilotgi macrumors regular

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    Over 3 hours on my 800Mhz iBook with Airport.
     
  10. Abstract thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    Okay thanks. :)

    I think the iBooks generally last longer than the PB, and I just wanted to know some "real-world" values.

    Cheers.
     
  11. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a

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    3.5-4 hours on 12"ibook... Brightness blastin no wi-fi card in.
     
  12. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Mine's doing that now too... very annoying. And it seems to have just started recently. I wonder if it's time for a new battery? Still under a year old too.
     
  13. panphage macrumors 6502

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    I thought the new 12"PB wasn't shipping till next week?
     
  14. krhodus macrumors member

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    4.75 to 5.5 hours on my Powerbook G3 (PDQ) with 2 batteries.
     

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