Battery life horrible?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ayeying, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. ayeying macrumors 601

    ayeying

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    So I got the 15" Retina MacBook Pro, fully loaded. But the battery just sucks. I got 3 hours running on the Iris Pro with 1/2 brightness and no sound. All I was doing was just turbotax during the time. Started off at 100% and when I was done it was only at 23%

    Is this normal for the Haswell models?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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  3. ayeying thread starter macrumors 601

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    I have. I've done a SMC reset, restored mavericks and even swapped out another one at the apple store.

    All had around the same battery life (3-4 hours) with light usage
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Is this issue with Turbo Tax or when you're just browsing the web?

    I can get 7-8 hours on a charge (same specs) which is why I'm bewildered to your situation.

    The difference I can think of is I did a system migration from an older Mac.
     
  5. ayeying thread starter macrumors 601

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    Not specific to TurboTax, but it is the most recent incident I noticed.

    The other times are just doing web surfing like macrumors or word processing. I'm already using gfxcardstatus to force it to the Iris Pro only.
     

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