My iBook's amazing battery.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mad jew, Aug 25, 2005.

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    mad jew

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    So I whipped the lil' iBook out at uni today, only to notice the strangest thing when I clicked on the little battery in the Menu Bar. I just thought I'd post this since we seem to be getting quite a few threads started asking how long the things last. Can anyone beat this?

    Oh, and for the record, this was from a shut down and it was one of the first things I did upon logging in. :)
     

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    kretzy

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    hahaha.....i had the same thing happen on my PB the other day (surprisingly, considering the battery life ;) ) after i had woken it from sleep mode.
     
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    mad jew

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    It's great, isn't it. A week and a half of solid use. :p

    I thought this was a bit weird though, since it happened straight after starting her up. :confused:
     
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    stridey

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    Did you test it? Maybe it was right! :eek: :D
     
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    mad jew

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    I'll tell you in nine days... :p
     
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    gwuMACaddict

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    the old powerbooks used to do this too, right when you turn it on- it always reads the battery as being fuller than it really is
     
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    rosalindavenue

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    I think that's what it will look like after Apple starts using the new low-power intel chips. :)
     
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    Voidness

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    hehe, I always get this once my iBook wakes up from sleep. I think i've seen it reach 500 hours or something :D
     
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    i get that too, it always takes forever for the time to update
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    I CAN beat that, although at the time i didnt know how to take screen shots, and I still dont know how. I had it once at 330:16
     
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    bodeh6

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    The battery is very good. I get 4-5 hours and it is pure portable bliss. My bro and sis's Dell Inspiron 8600 and 5150 are each lucky to get 2 hours.
     
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    i wish i had that kind of bettery life:rolleyes:
     
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    Boggle

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    I've had cars with batteries that didn't last that long. Good for you :D
     
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    truz

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    I hope the new ibooks (macbooks) comes with good battery life (same as current ibooks or better).
     
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    haiggy

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    My stupid battery is 2 years old and only lasts < 5 minutes. :(
     
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    4-5 hours is barely amazing considering the specs.

    PeeCee companies offer 8 hour flavours now at much higher speeds, and they're pretty :D if only Apple would license OS X to Sony... *sigh*
     
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    Very few PC companies offer that kind of battery life at a reasonable price though. To get that kind of battery you often have to go with a premium model from an expensive brand like Thinkpad or Sony. I think 4-5 hours is excellent for the price you pay for an iBook.
     
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    dextertangocci

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    I beat it!!!!!!
     

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    Abstract

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    ^^I'm not joining any of you guys in this. Some of you are way too bored. :p
     
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    thegreatluke

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    When I crammed a car battery into my Mac Portable, I got a whopping four hours of battery life out of it!

    It weighed less than the old battery too.

    :D

    Disclaimer: I never actually had a Mac Portable and I never actually crammed a car battery into said paperweight.
     

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