13' touch bar: 6 hours battery life...

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  1. cibonak macrumors regular

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  2. dallegre macrumors member

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    No, but I can probably come up with some dad jokes for you.

    -just kidding.
     
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  4. cibonak thread starter macrumors regular

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    Would like some more data on this as well. While I rarely need more than 5 hours of battery, more is always better, and especially when they claim 10 hrs.
     
  8. coopercoop macrumors member

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    The Verge is the only review who claims this 5-6 hrs, would be nice to see some other opinions
     
  9. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    Did you actually fully charge it? The laptop can say 100 for a while but not actually be fully charged when you are going through the first charge cycle. That plus if you restored from a backup spotlight is likely indexing.
     
  10. fokmik macrumors 65816

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    I got 6-7 hours also but after almost 1 day of setting up and indexing now i get around 11 hours fully charged
     
  11. alex.marton macrumors 6502

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    I thought Word (and other MS software) are resource hogs, meaning the battery life will be short.

    Could that cause the 6hr battery life?
     
  12. emailnotebox macrumors regular

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    could it be because its indexing for the first time?
     
  13. meboy macrumors regular

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    A four hour difference for a word processor?
    Seems reasonable..
    Or maybe it's the much smaller battery in these new pro's.
     
  14. MattSeven macrumors member

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    The indexing thing is real and I've noticed numerous people minimize the impact of it.

    Word is ridiculous on the Mac. On my 2013 Mac Air with i7 and 8GB, Word immediately gets the fans spinning. Same document in Pages is fine.

    I dunno what the reality is of the new laptops, but my experience with indexing and Word says its a bad combo by which to judge battery life.
     
  15. shadow82x macrumors 6502

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    Give it till the second day. The first day I had about 5 hours runtime, today I'm close to 8-9.

    MBP w/ TB 15"/2.9/460f/1TB
     
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    I got 7 hours with pretty bright screen lots of installs and text entry with lots of web browsing. Only way you're getting 10 hours is if your watching a movie from local storage in airplane mode with the screen at 50%
     
  18. gngan macrumors 68000

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    Battery needs to 'run in'. My Apple Watch 2 only lasted 1.5 days in the first week. It's lasting 2.5 days now!
     
  19. skids929 macrumors 6502a

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    This! Finally someone with half a brain. You have to work the battery cells in for a bit, get the juices flowing. People need Patience! Yaaaaaaaaaaaay yeah.....
     
  20. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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    Wasn't this not a thing since... Years ago? I'd say not to rely on battery life for the first few days because you have to install all of your programs, not because of "battery cells"
     
  21. fokmik macrumors 65816

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    Now after 8 more hours, when its full , after 10 min of mails and web i get 11 hours and 44 minutes
     
  22. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    6 hrs is pretty poor. It's doing some graphics work not just mailing and web surfing!
     
  23. Antairez macrumors regular

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    I would suggest leaving the machine plugged in for the first day, get it all charged up, updated, indexed, and anything else that it needs.
     
  24. TheBacklash macrumors 6502

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    I see one problem...
     

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