MacBook power (battery life?)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JACT2000, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. JACT2000 macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone seen ref to battery life on the new notebooks?

    I can't find any detail, is that because Apple aren't keen to highlight it is only five minutes?

    I see the battery capacity is up on the old machines.....

    J
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    At least three hours, quite possibly more though. :)
     
  3. kretzy macrumors 604

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    What do you mean by that?

    The battery will probably last anywhere between 2-4 hours depending on what the user is doing.
     
  4. JACT2000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just mean the old PowerBooks battery was 50 watt/hour the MacBook battery is 65 Watt/hour. (Quite a hike in performance, 30% in fact – like worth mentioning you would have thought?) This would be good news if the MacBook's consumption is the same or less than the Powerbook (ie 1/3 more power hence a potential 7.5 hour life)....conversely it could be they had to bump the power output to cope with increased demand from the notebook - like the ultra bright screen.

    It just seems a little suspicious that Apple make a point of highlighting the 5.5 hour battery life of the old machine but make no mention - anywhere - as far as I can see of battery life in the new machine. I would like to order a MacBook but don't want any nasty surprises like "a brand new battery gives 1 hour of operation.."
     
  5. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Ah right, I gotcha. I thought you meant they had replaced the batteries in the Powerbooks and they were now getting better battery life or something. :eek: ...I just got home from work.
     
  6. lexfuzo macrumors 6502

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    It's not watt -per- hour, it's watt -multiplied by- hours.
    Anyhoo, I think Yonah takes more juice than the G4 does. 3 to 4 hours is realistic for the new 'Book.
     
  7. iGary Guest

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    I think we need five or six more "how long is the battery life on the MacBook Pro" threads. :rolleyes:
     

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