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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by acctman, Sep 17, 2014.
Under what conditions / settings can 9hrs be achieved on the new 2014 Retina MBP 13"
Display at half brightness
Time Machine off
Browsing the web using safari on webpages that contain no flash
Having a word document open.
Apple calls it the "wireless productivity test".
I have a 2013 model and I never get near 9 hours. When I had the 13 inch Air, I was always able to get the advertised battery life but with the pro, I never get close. To answer your question, I am guessing just light Safari browsing and word processing would get you close to 9.
I get easily between 9-10 hours with my 2013 rmbpro ...
Safari (no Flash)
No keyboard lights
Screen at 50% brightness
Speakers at mute and listening to music over headphones