13" Macbook Pro Battery Issue ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mx34u, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Mx34u macrumors newbie

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    My brand new Macbook Pro 13" battery seems to go super fast (3hrs) and Im just surfing the web. Also it charged all night and day but doesn't hit 100% it was 98% or so. Maybe my imagination but my other older Macbook 15" held a charge a lot longer. Thanks! :)
     

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  2. Wehrwolf macrumors 6502

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    While you might be "just" browsing the web, if there is any Flash content in the pages you visit, your battery life will take a nosedive.

    In short, Flash behaves like a PoS and is a massive resource hog under OS X.
     
  3. Mx34u thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have flash disabled as its the scum of the internet :D I installed a 128GB SSD if that makes any difference.
     
  4. Wehrwolf macrumors 6502

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    Screen brightness? I usually get the best battery run time out of my MBP when I set it to less than 50%.

    Otherwise your battery info looks pretty good - you've got a healthy battery.

    Do the calibration, since it's brand new, and see if that helps.
     
  5. 1BadMac macrumors 6502

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    My SSD actually seemed to give a minor improvement in my battery life. I also switched from memory leak nation (i.e. Firefox & Safari) to Chrome. I can consistently get over 6 hours.

    Have you watched your activity monitor to see if you have any rogue background processes performing activity? Also, are you starting up a bunch of programs?

    On the SSD, I did implement the NOATIME so it would not keep writing out that time stamp.

    I also keep my screen brightness to 1-3 bars in most cases.
     

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