Alu macbook battery life

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by harrishimo, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. harrishimo macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2009
    hey all, finally got my new aluminium macbook and i was just wondering, how long does everybody else get out of their batteries when fully charged, out of a full charge it tells me im getting around 4 hours and i cant help but think this is a little short

    thanks in advance!!!
  2. hacksaw-C87 macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2009
    Birmingham England
    It depends what I'm doing. If I'm simply word processing or browsing then , with low screen brightness and keyboard lights off, I can get 5+ hours. However, with full birghtness watching a DVD then only 3 hours. There's loads of stuff on the forum search about this topic, if you search there you might find some more useful reports on battery life.
  3. bronconash macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2009
    yep, it depends on what apps you are running on your macbook. I turn off my bluetooth, set brightness to low if I'm browsing the net or doing my work. It gives me close to 5 hrs. Also, since you just got your macbook, do a calibration once a month for optimal performance

    Hope it helps

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