PB 12" batery

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Approx, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2002
    I can get only 3 ahours ou of my batery..
    i thout it wold last for 5. is this true??
  2. macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    5 hours is the "ideal" case...with screen dimmed all the way, hard drive spun down, no/little apps running, processor speed clocked down, etc.

    3 hours sounds reasonable with average use. I think your batt is fine. :)
  3. macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2003
    Washington, DC
    I just got back from my first trip with this thing. I used it to watch DVD's on the plane, and the battery never ran out on a three hour flight (anout 2.5 hours of usage). Would have had no problem getting to three hours or a little more, and I suspect that DVD is pretty battery intensive. I can only beleive that "lighter" work would have resulted in 4+ hours.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    51st State of America
    I can get 5 and 6 hours plus out of my iBook and strech it out over a 9 hours working day at college through a combination of power management and sending it to sleep and often when not needed, also i try not to use the optical drive as well.
  5. macrumors 65816

    Jun 10, 2002
    Planet Earth
    I've had my PB 12" for about a month now and the battery seems to drain way tooo fast. Not sure if it has to do with the 10.2.4 update that I installed, but I did read a few posts that said that update makes the battery drain much more quickly than 10.2.3. Can anyone confirm this? Is there a fix for it??? -Z
  6. macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2002
    I have had mine 5 days and the bat does not last for me either. 3 hours tops. Still better than my old IBM Thinkpad!!!!!! And its not near as hot as the IBM

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