13.3" Inchers weigh in. *Amazing Stamina*

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  1. EstrlM3 macrumors 6502

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    Just wanted to report that ive been using my MBP on battery since 12:30 4 Hours its at 77% and says 8 Hours 40 Mins to go. lol

    We will see what the final numbers actually turn out to be but basically i charged it up to full then unplugged and have been using it for web browsing and itunes, and exploring mac osx as its my first mac for 4 hours already.

    screen is on 50% keyboard is on 3 bars and wifi is connected.

    Are you other 13" inchers seeing simliar results?

    EDIT**

    Final was 11:18 at 2% battery. Forum based web browsing, few youtube videos, and exploring iphoto, itunes, mail.
    Brightness at ~50% wifi on; BT off
     
  2. PCMacUser macrumors 68000

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    This is one of the best things about the 13" MBP. Enjoy!
     
  3. tigres macrumors 68040

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    Love the first part of your title; got a good laugh:D
     
  4. EstrlM3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Fixed * :D
     
  5. tigres macrumors 68040

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    Ahhhhh. Even better!!!!:D:D:D
     
  6. EstrlM3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well gonna call it a night, still have 35% left... 8 hours down.
     
  7. WisdomWolf macrumors regular

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    What browser do you use? Chrome, Safari, or Firefox?
     
  8. EstrlM3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    just used safari.
     
  9. WisdomWolf macrumors regular

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    Hmm, my mbp is about to die. At 2% after about 5 hours. Although I have a feeling that using the internet through my phone and thus charging it over USB had a detrimental effect. Still even 5 hours is great on a full computer. Just using Chrome and Adium. Oh and Activity Monitor.

    EDIT: Final count was 4:45m with minimal use. Hrm. That was with backlight at 50%, BT off, and KB backlight off. I know using my phone for internet accelerated battery drain, but I doubt it halved it. 10 hrs is starting to seem far fetched.
     
  10. andrew086 macrumors regular

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    the wording of this is so messed up... a 13.3 incher weigh in.... lasts over 8 hours.... lol.
     
  11. tann macrumors 68000

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    That's incredible :eek:

    The battery life on these truly amazes me.
     
  12. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    I may not have the stamina you guys have, but at least my 15-incher is bigger. :p
     
  13. EstrlM3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Final count 11:18 Mins at 2%

    Lasted over 11 Hours :)

    Everyone knows 15" is too large to be comfortable.
     
  14. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

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    Were you really browsing for 11 hours straight? Or was there alot of idle time sitting there when the screen turned itself off, etc?
     
  15. EstrlM3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    browsing for 10 hours + screen turned off 2 or 3 times while i went to make food or bathroom etc.
     
  16. crh3ff macrumors member

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    Impressive. I'm getting a full day of intermittent use, probably 7-8 hours if I were to add up the hours of use. Hell of a lot better than my white 2006 1,1...that's for sure!
     
  17. joaodrp macrumors newbie

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    Cool :)

    What was your procedure about battery care on the first week you got it? Did you full charge and full drain it (calibrate) all times during first week charges?
     
  18. EstrlM3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    1 full charge from unboxing
    1 full drain.
    then charged it full again.
    Then ran test down to 2% now i will be charging as i go.
     
  19. saschke macrumors 6502

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    Just started using mine after receiving it. First full charge and discharge. I don't take my power adapter with me when I'm headed for the university library. It lasts between nine and eleven hours.
     
  20. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

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    Just got my new MBP, and the battery is amazing on this thing! I calibrated the first time and recharged, and now I still have 5 hours left with 50% charge. I am really impressed.
     
  21. 7thMac macrumors 6502

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    I'm getting about 7 hours using wifi with a browser and Airtunes. I think it's going to be hard to get the 10 hours advertised. It would be nice if Apple rated laptop battery life using a standard that is as conservative as the standard it uses with the iPad and iPods. But it doesn't really matter - 7 hours works great for me.
     

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