13" rMBP: Battery life vs screen resolution?

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  1. dmk1974, Feb 26, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2013

    dmk1974 macrumors 68000

    dmk1974

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    Has anyone compared the impact (if any) on battery life when running the 13" rMBP at higher screen resolutions? Here's some results I got:

    1280x800 HiDPI - 6:25 (27 min/7%)
    1440x900 HiDPI - 5:51 (109 min/31%)
    1680x1050 HiDPI - 5:55 (71 min/20%)
    1920x1200 - 6:31 (137 min/35%)

    Thanks!
     
  2. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

    dmk1974

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    Well, apparently nobody has ;)

    I ran some tests at various resolutions. Just typical web browsing, e-mail, office apps, and very minimal video playing. I'll continue to update the original post if I run more tests at the various resolutions.
     
  3. robvas macrumors 68020

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    I get 7 hours at 1440x900. If I could stand to use 1280x800 or 1680x1050 for 7 hours straight I'd test those out ;)
     

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