15" Battery Life Is Great!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cardinalryan, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. cardinalryan macrumors 6502

    cardinalryan

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    I get it...many are having troubles, but I have had nothing but good from my battery on my touchbar 15" MBP.

    I just thought I'd report my experience because there is so much negativity going around. I am not a fan boy, just can't believe all the negativity about a fantastic machine.

    I guess YMMV. Cheers.
     
  2. jksu macrumors regular

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    good to hear.

    but can you be more specific? ie #hrs on battery you're getting?
     
  3. deany macrumors 68030

    deany

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    Glad you are happy!
    it would help to know spec - battery life in hours and programs used, open programs Chargecycle. TM on or off.

    When you say "just can't believe all the negativity"

    please read this thread, if you have a few hours to spare:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/battery-life-for-13-and-15-macbook-pro.2015074/
     
  4. rgschmidt macrumors newbie

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    I second that and think battery life is absolutely amazing. With my 2.9/460/1TB I get easlity 10-15 hours with reading and Safari-browsing.
    I started doing Some work this morning at 06:30. It's now 10:00 and I still have 78% capacity left.

    But I must say I'm keen on what is (not) running in the background and for example use Quitter to automagically close apps that are not being used for a while.
     
  5. NoWayBehind macrumors 6502

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    My battery life is great as well doing light tasks like PDF Expert and Safari also /w streaming. Getting 10-16 hours, depending on how much I stream (drains close to 10% per hour for me). Brightness at 35 -60% with keyboard backlighting disabled most of the time.

    Don't know about heavy tasks like rather complex music production and some civ 6 because I am always in bootcamp and connected to the power adapter then anyway.
     
  6. fpenta macrumors member

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    What's your wattage consumption in Coconut Battery?
     
  7. MH01 Suspended

    MH01

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    As others have stated, please share your settings like screen brightness , otherwise this thread will derail fast.
     
  8. rgschmidt macrumors newbie

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    My typical consumption is between 4 and 7 Watts in coconutBattery (@50% brightness).
     
  9. Trequartista macrumors newbie

    Trequartista

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    16 hours? You should join Apple to even exceed expectations of battery life. Sorry, but that's just ridiculous.
     
  10. enthawizeguy macrumors 6502

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    I'm getting 6-7 hours max on 2.7 1tb 460....id be happy if I got 10.
     
  11. rgschmidt macrumors newbie

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    I'm sorry, that is just what coconutBattery typically says. And mind you, it's light use only!
     
  12. NoWayBehind macrumors 6502

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    Lol relax, I am just stating my experience after nearly 2 months. That 16h session I was basically (or nearly) only reading/working with PDF's. In that scenario consumption is mostly under 5 watts, which adds up to my mention of battery life. As I said, I didn't really test heavy usage on battery, but I know it would probably be at 5 hours or less. I am not the only one achieving really good light usage.
     
  13. cardinalryan thread starter macrumors 6502

    cardinalryan

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    I don't use any kind of battery tracker. I have the i7 2.6, 256, 15" model and typically leave my brightness at 70%. Admittedly, my use is light for right now, but I am easily getting 9-10 hours of screen on time. I use Lightroom for photo editing but I'm usually not in the app for very long periods of time.
     

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