2010 MacBook Pro 720p video battery life?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pezerinno, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Pezerinno macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have to go to hospital later this week for chemotherapy and was wondering how many hours I can expect to run 720p video full screen for on a single charge? This is on a 13" 2010 macbook pro.

    Many thanks :)
     
  2. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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  3. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    If you're watching DVD's or downloaded video, realistically you should expect a good 4 1/2 - 5 hours
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's not true. Apple doesn't claim 10 hours for watching video:
    http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/features.html
    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  5. mbmobile, Feb 12, 2011
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    mbmobile macrumors member

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    I can confirm this estimation. Just turn off anything you'll not need, like keyboard backlight, bluetooth, wifi, put screen backlight to a reasonable value and you can get around 5 hours.

    Tested playing MKVs using VLC.

    Good luck.
     
  6. Pezerinno thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just what I wanted to know as that is what I'll be using.

    Thanks everyone.
     

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