Battery Life of 17" i7

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  1. trismeplz macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    Any owners of the i7 MBP 17" could give me a an estimate on the battery life? I'm using a C2D 3.06 with an SSD and was wondering how much more battery life do the new i7 have? Many thanks! :D
     
  2. gwsat macrumors 68000

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  3. NebulaClash macrumors 68000

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    I'm getting about 7-8 hours with typical usage. Very pleased with the battery life.
     
  4. iamrawr macrumors 6502

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    what do you do with your mbp?
     
  5. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    i never really drained it, but the estamated time on mine is about 6/7 hours...
    Normal web surfing etc. ( i have BT/wireless ON, screen is fairly bright)
     
  6. tim100 macrumors 65816

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    thats a good article about batteries that hammer posted. i5 and c2d beats i7 in battery life.
     
  7. nickcliborne macrumors regular

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    Mine is lasting around 7 hours with nothing but web surfing and 50% screen brightness on wifi.
     
  8. GeeLuv macrumors newbie

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    7-8 here

    regular use web/email 7-8 graphics work 4-5 I'm very happy with it I even watched a 3hr movie on it once and still worked on it after for about 3hr before I had to plug it in when it showed about 30min left.
     
  9. NebulaClash macrumors 68000

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    Not very taxing stuff, web surfing and reading, though not flash sites. But once I did a severe test where I did nothing but watch and convert videos (multiple windows of each) the entire time. Got 4 hours that way.
     

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