battery life mbp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chhc, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. chhc macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2007
    How long does your guys battery last? I surf the web and listen to music and my battery only last three hours... is this right?
  2. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    I'm on my 4th MBP. Was getting close to 4 hours on the first three but only around 2hrs 45 mins on this one. :confused:
  3. noway macrumors regular


    Jun 11, 2007
    wireless on, safari, adium and itunes all together total around 4h30. I saw 5h12 but droped to 4h40ish pretty fast so around 4h30 for me

    PS: Just did the latest firmware which givea better battery life. I confirm! oh and no problem with it btw
  4. tw0k1ngs macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2007
    Also make sure your screen brightness is on "auto".
  5. chhc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2007
    ya mine is on auto... do you think my battery is messed up i have only had the mbp for bout two weeks...
  6. thebrain74 macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2006
    I haven't done anything scientific (going on the MBP's batt meter when it settles) of about 3hrs with camino and word open
  7. noway macrumors regular


    Jun 11, 2007
    whats your battery health?
    have you calivrated the battery?
    do you use the best battery saving mode in Energy Saver?
    are you at ful brigthness?
    are you at full keyboard backlit?
  8. creator2456 macrumors 68000


    Jul 10, 2007
    Make sure you calibrate your battery every month or two.
    • Run computer on battery until its completely drained
    • Don't use it for 3-5 hours
    • Plug power back in and charge (better to not use the computer during this charge)

    As for my battery, I almost always have Adium, Mail, iTunes, and Safari running, bluetooth on, I will turn screen brightness down as far as possible for the lighting (I find that auto just isn't good enough). I get about 3.5 hours with that. If I am doing some design work with CS3 I get about 2.5 - 3 hours.
  9. KristieMac macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2007
    Harrisburg, PA
    Mine gets between 3-4 hours. I have read that you an get better life if you turn bluetooth/airport off when not in use, as well as lowering the brightness of the display.

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