PowerBook battery times, and more info from Apple

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by atari1356, May 8, 2004.

  1. atari1356 macrumors 68000

    atari1356

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    Apple recently posted a PowerBook technical overview PDF:

    http://www.apple.com/powerbook/pdf/PowerBookG4_TechOverview_04292004.pdf

    There's some interesting stuff in there, including a description of how the backlit keyboard works. The most interesting thing though is this chart about battery life:

    Battery life performance results

    17-inch PowerBook G4
    Maximum Up to 4 hours, 30 minutes
    Wireless networking Up to 3 hours, 45 minutes
    DVD playback Up to 2 hours, 15 minutes

    15-inch PowerBook G4
    Maximum Up to 4 hours, 30 minutes
    Wireless networking Up to 3 hours
    DVD playback Up to 2 hours, 15 minutes

    12-inch PowerBook G4
    Maximum Up to 5 hours
    Wireless networking Up to 3 hours, 45 minutes
    DVD playback Up to 2 hours, 45 minutes

    Results may vary depending on configuration.​

    Strange that the 15" says 3 hours for Wireless networking, while the 17" gets 3 hours 45 minutes? Yet the other times are the same between the two. :confused:
     
  2. aswitcher macrumors 603

    aswitcher

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    Yeah odd.
     

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