2012 13" Ci7 MBP Battery Life?

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

  1. Synergie macrumors 6502a

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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