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Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by TheJing, Jul 22, 2011.
Did anyone else experience that?
Some report battery life decreased.
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?
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.
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.
- I think you're right.
one thing i noticed about osxL is that it, by default, boots your system into the most power usage state, aka, the more powerful video card on board. definitely will put a dent in battery life.
If your computer supports it, it will choose the best option for you.
If you were using Coolbook, it no longer works.
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.
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
Either way, monitor what card your system is currently using. I use gfxCardStatus.
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.