6-7 hours of battery on 13" i5 rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dizmonk, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. dizmonk macrumors regular

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    So I was curious how much real-world usage I was getting. Using battery logger I'm generally getting 6-7 hours of usage going from 100% to 0% battery. Yes the brightness is up about 2/3rds but I'm not doing anything intensive...

    Mainly Keynote, iTunes, Safari, etc....

    Is this consistent with what you're getting??? Much lower than Apple's claim of 9 hours.

    Another reason I'm returning it to get my refurbed MBA. :)
     
  2. Celedral macrumors 6502

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    Safari can eat up a hefty part of the battery life if you are running flash heavy sites.
     
  3. dizmonk thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've got the click-to-flash extension on...

     
  4. Breedlove macrumors regular

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  5. dizmonk thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes.. what's the problem with Dropbox?

     
  6. gorcman macrumors member

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    I'm getting about 8.5 hours on mine under normal web browsing use and light video playback. (brightness set to 10/16).

    There have been reviews posted where people are getting 10-11 hours of web browsing. Not sure how they're managing that.

    System Specs:
    13 inch Retina (late october 2013)
    2.6 ghz i5
    512 SSD
    16gb RAM
     
  7. DaRealElvis macrumors member

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    I get like 6 hours with just using word and chrome. Can I consider that normal? Brightness almost the highest setting (1-2 bars below).
     
  8. theromz macrumors regular

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    I can get 10hours if it is just chrome, when I start to use a few more programs I can get around 7-8hours out of it. I would take apple's claim for 9hours to be the upper limit and only possible if you reduce brightness and so on.
     
  9. Breedlove macrumors regular

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    Dropbox sometimes gets stuck in a constant syncing loop which ends up being quite power and cpu intensive.

    I had the same problem last night. Problem solved after closing the app.
     
  10. R3fr3sh macrumors member

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    my late 2012 13" got 6-7 hours, and my wife's new 2013 13" gets about 7-8 hours roughly. Not a big difference. I don't see a big jump in overall performance. Should have given mine to her and purchased the new 15" :D
     
  11. dizmonk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does Google Drive have the same effect as Dropbox?

    I read that Dropbox fixed the problem. When I exited the app I gained maybe 15 minutes....
     
  12. vraxtus macrumors 65816

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    mine reports just about 7 hours but i haven't run down a full charge yet. chrome seems to eat a bunch of battery - i'm wondering if using safari instead will jump the battery life?
     
  13. dizmonk thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've been using Safari for the most part and I don't think it makes a big difference.

     

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