3.5 hours of charge on hour-old MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lacereza, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. lacereza macrumors regular

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    I have broken the seal, and I love this machine.

    One problem, though, is this pathetic battery life! How can a brand new MBP have so little battery life? I'm only running iTunes, Firefox, and Skype. Keyboard illumination is off, and the screen is set to 2/3 brightness. This is so not cool!
     
  2. wakeborder556 macrumors regular

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    It takes a few charges/discharges for battery to reach its full capacity.
     
  3. peapody macrumors 68040

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    congrats on the new machine!

    I am not sure what the battery life on a new machine would be, but its a professional and powerful machine. Haha should be sucking a lot of power.
     
  4. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    I don't think 3.5 hrs is bad for a machine right out of the box.
     
  5. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Me too...

    I agree. Sounds pretty fair for a powerful Machine...:cool:
     
  6. mchank macrumors regular

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    I just got a brand new battery from Apple and ~3.5 hours is what I'm getting too: with wifi off its ~4:15 hours.
     
  7. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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  8. monkey86 macrumors 6502

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    3.5 hours is excellent. the MBP setup would be good for a desktop setup nevermind a laptop!

    the amount of power it uses is crazy so a battery life that long is really good!
     
  9. merl1n macrumors 65816

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  10. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    It takes more than an hour to go through a calibration cycle... so... yea...
     
  11. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I hope the OP realises that the 5 hour battery life Apple quote is measured with the screen backlight on it's dimmest setting and the computer not actually doing anything.
     
  12. merl1n macrumors 65816

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  13. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I just got my 12" pb battery replaced through the exchange program and i can squeeze out 4:30 with wifi off and the screen dimmed. It's a much less powerful system with a smaller screen and smaller/slower HD.
     
  14. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    I get 3 1/2 hours out of mine with WIFI on and Brightness at it's highest setting. When it runs low I just plug it in and recharge.
     
  15. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    just like how it should be done lol so easy.
     

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