Which PowerBook Has The Longest Battery Life?

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  1. LaMerVipere macrumors 6502a

    LaMerVipere

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    I was wondering which PowerBook G4 has the longest battery life when it comes to real world use; the 12", 15" or 17"? Anyone who owns either of these and can chime in would be greatly appreciated! :)

    Battery life is a big issue for me, and even the battery life on my iBook G4 isn't really what I would call "good". This bothers me considering most people on the boards are all "PowerBooks don't come anywhere near the iBooks in battery life!" err... :rolleyes:

    –LMV
     
  2. JOD8FY macrumors 6502a

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    Definetely the 12". Smaller screen, slower CPU...etc. It makes sense. Don't get me wrong though, the 12" is a wonderful machine :) .

    Best wishes,
    JOD8FY
     
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    my one year old 12" PB (867 MHz, 640 MB RAM) gets about 3.5 to 4 hours at max. at most ideal conditions. it used to get 4.5 hours easily under modest use.

    and i believe 12" has the longest battery life among the powerbooks.

    (remember that different machines come with different capacity batteries - it's not just a matter of power consumption...)
     
  4. dopefiend macrumors 6502

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    From the Apple website, the 12inch iBook gets the longest battery life.
     
  5. wide macrumors 6502a

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  6. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    just curious what you do think is "good" battery life? 'cause in my experience ibooks get way over 4 hours even on highest settings, and seems pretty good to me.
     
  7. LaMerVipere thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, how much shorter is the battery life on a 15" PowerBook as opposed to the 12"?
     

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