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PB12 Battery Life

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

  1. macrumors member

    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)

  2. macrumors 6502a


    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.
  3. macrumors 604


    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.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    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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