Battery life decreased with Lion

JTToft

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Apr 27, 2010
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The estimated time remaining has definitely dropped - a lot. It is showing 4 hours remaining at 99 % battery. Used to be 7-8 hours in Show Leopard.
I have not yet tested to see if that estimate is accurate.

What are you getting?
 
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NT1440

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May 18, 2008
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Pretty par for course on a X.0 release. I had the same thing with SL when it first came out. It was taken care of with the first update, I'd expect the same thing here.
 
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mrapplegate

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Feb 26, 2011
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The estimated time remaining has definitely dropped - a lot. It is showing 4 hours remaining at 99 % battery. Used to be 7-8 hours in Show Leopard.
I have not yet tested to see if that estimate is accurate.

What are you getting?
I'm getting about 5-6 hours, but I'm doing a lot. I have seen a decrease, but it seems normal. I have been testing it since April, and I am used to it.
 
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Acorn

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Jan 2, 2009
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I am used to viewing screen brightness on the second tickmark above off. i get easily 8 hours of heavy usage (with estimate of 11) on my 2010 mbp with snow leopard. if lion axes that to 4 hours like windows does then im staying with snow leopard.
 
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mrapplegate

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Feb 26, 2011
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I am used to viewing screen brightness on the second tickmark above off. i get easily 8 hours of heavy usage on my 2010 mbp with snow leopard. if lion axes that to 4 hours like windows does then im staying with snow leopard.
Battery usage is always tricky, but no one is seeing battery life cut in half. It can be measured but no review can tell you how well it will hold up to "your" daily use. As they say the 10.7.1 update will fix everything :D
 
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baryon

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Oct 3, 2009
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Used to be estimated 2 hours with a brand new battery, now it's a bit more, but I still seem to find that it's dropping much faster.
 
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