17PB Battery life

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mainstreetmark, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. mainstreetmark macrumors 68020


    May 7, 2003
    Saint Augustine, FL
    I was able to get at least 3.5 hours of battery life out of my new powerbook, but instead of running it out or plugging it in, I went to sleep.

    I have:
    - 1.33Ghz
    - Fully charged after discharge
    - BT and Airport OFF
    - Backlight KB OFF (or very low)
    - LCD on medium brightness
    - The new 10.2.8

    I was doing some reading (learning this Objectionable-C programming language) and Xcode compiling.

    How's everyone else doin?
  2. WinterMute Moderator emeritus


    Jan 19, 2003
    London, England
    Sounds about right to me, I get about 3 hours if I'm working on a document in Word or some work in FileMaker, but I rarley do the discharge-full recharge thing, plus I don't run the processor at reduced speed.

    Anything else gets around 2.5 hours, if I run folding at the same time, it gets lower, and if I get into audio or video the PSU gets permenantly attached.:D

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