15" tbMBP Battery life with latest Sierra update

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by soms_user, Dec 15, 2016.

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15" tbMBP: Has the battery life improved with latest Sierra update??

Poll closed Jan 5, 2017.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

    28.1%
  1. soms_user, Dec 15, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2016

    soms_user macrumors newbie

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    Are you guys seeing any kind of improvements in Battery life 15" tbMBP with the latest Sierra 10.12.2 update??

    The existing battery life thread has become quite big now so created a new thread to get faster updates. My return date is fast approaching and I have do start some serious considerations now with your inputs hopefully.

    And please no troubleshooting in this thread - even a simple yes/no (or, voting) will suffice. :)

    For troubleshooting and more for battery life please look into the existing battery life thread.
     
  2. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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  3. EndlessBuffoonery macrumors regular

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    Maybe next time don't post a comment to tell us that you're interested in the original question.
     
  4. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    Correction: tell you

    no one else cares :D
     
  5. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601

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    I started running this morning at 9 AM. It is now 6:30 PM. It was off for 1 or so hours of time in there. It's been a lighter use day (Safari, Word, PowerPoint, some iTunes) with 50% brightness and I still have 10%.

    edit: specs = 2.7 15" w/ 460. 1TB, 16GB.
     
  6. KirekkusuPT macrumors regular

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    Before update I would get from 9h to 17h with 10% battery left (I would stop along the way to lunch tho). Now I get from 9h to 18h with 20% left.

    I'm amazed.

    15'' Silver, Radeon Pro 460, 2.7Ghz, 512Gb SSD.
     
  7. EndlessBuffoonery macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure what that means. What are you correcting and what do you want people to tell me?
     
  8. Samtb macrumors 65816

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    Does the 2016 15 inch MacBook Pro have better battery life than the dell xps 15 4K?
     
  9. ebewo macrumors newbie

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    Battery life on the Dell XPS 15(4K) is approximately 06:36 with regular use. Therefore, I would say no.
     
  10. soms_user thread starter macrumors newbie

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  11. happypeople macrumors member

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    I only just received my 15" yesterday and immediately updated to 10.12.2, so today was my first time using the MacBook without being connected to power and so far battery life has been excellent. I currently have 23% battery left after 12 hours and 12 minutes of use today. About 2 hours of that time has been in standby, the other 10 hours have been pretty constant use though.
     
  12. bigdogn12 macrumors member

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    How are you measuring these times so accurately? An app?
     
  13. happypeople macrumors member

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    I have been measuring as accurately as I can using the stopwatch on my iPhone, starting and stopping it throughout the day as I use the machine. I know it's not perfect, but it's the best way I know of.

    I also keep activity monitor open and compare my time used, to the total time on battery in the energy tab.

    I will update tomorrow with the difference between time on battery and time spent using the machine as well as what apps I have had open.

    If I have an opportunity I will try and track my usage by app and activity one day to provide a better estimate.
     
  14. leman macrumors 604

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    In all tests I have seen, the battery of the XPS last approximately 30-40% less than of the MBP.
     
  15. Samtb macrumors 65816

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    Even considering the battery issues with the 2016 mbp?
     
  16. leman macrumors 604

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    I will reserve my judgement on that until we receive our models and I can test them out. So far, all actual tests done by well-established third party, show that the battery life of the 2016 15" models is good to very good and hours better than the Dell, in consistent and objective tests. I am certainly not dismissing reports of some users here who say that they are only getting 3-4 hours mixed use, but there are also multiple reports of much better battery life.
     
  17. soms_user thread starter macrumors newbie

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    till now it seems that that the new update seems to be improving *some* battery life indeed.
     

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