2012 13" Ci7 MBP Battery Life?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Synergie, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Synergie macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2011
    Halifax, Canada
    I have a 3 day old 13" Macbok Pro 2.9 GHz Ci7 model... I am finding the batter lasted about 2.5-3 hours tops... thats without using the optical drive and screen brightness around 80% and with WiFi on.

    Is this supposed to be a 7 Hr battery? If so, shouldn't I at least get half that reliably?
  2. thatguy215 macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
    It is because of your 80% screen brightness. Running it at that high kinda hurts my eyes.
  3. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

    Jan 7, 2012
    Are you sure it would be screen brightness? When I use my school's MBP (2011) on 100% screen brightness it says around 6 hours on a full battery.
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    There's not enough information to comment on your battery life. If you're watching a Youtube video battery life will decrease dramatically. Or perhaps there's some other background process running that isn't immediately apparent.
  5. Braniff747SP macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2010
    Los Angeles, California, USA
    Apple claims 7 hours of battery life with 50% screen brightness and 'normal web browsing'. I've not gotten that, as I normally like my brightness a little bit more. I have gotten about six hours.

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