PB12 Battery Life

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Caspa, May 9, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi all, just got my PB12 and am a little dissapointed in the battery life. I'm wondering if what i'm getting is normal? Can other people please post up their average battery lengths? Mine is 3 hours MAX, usually between 2.5 and 3 NORMAL. (Note, both are fully using energy saving etc)

    Thanks
    Anthony
     
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    hugemullens

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    Michigan
    #2
    my best is 4 hours 20 minutes. with screen turned way down, nothing but internet surfing (itunes kills my battery). I usually get around 3 and a half or so under normal use.
     
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    MacBandit

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    #3
    You definitely need to turn your scree brightness down if you want to see good battery life. Also if you are watching a DVD or any other highly CPU and/or Video instensive task expect less then 3 hours battery life.
     
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    toughboy

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    #4
    I dunno about PB12, but in general I'd recommend not to leave cds or dvds in the drive, low brightness could be a solution too but why dont you own another battery for extra hours of stand-by???
     

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