Battery life of a 15" MacBook Pro...?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrsir2009, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    Hello, what is the battery life of a 15" MacBook Pro...?
     
  2. boston44 macrumors 6502

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    Apple says 7 hours, but I would guess 4-5 of actual internet usage. Flash, closer to 3.5-4.
     
  3. dudeitsjay macrumors regular

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    OSX leopard partition for textsurfing, notes, ichat, itunes
    8:00-8:30 on half to almost full brightness.

    OSX flash and movie watching
    4:30-5:30 depending on brightness

    XP SP3 bootcamp for textsurfing and youtubing/flash
    3:00-3:30

    XP SP3 VLC movie watching
    2:30

    Unibody MBP 15'' 2009 2.66ghz 320gig hdd.
    If you don't use flash on osx, and go surf on say macrumors or engadget while word processing and such, you can easily pull 8:30. I know. I do it every weekday to pull off my classes =]. I thought the builtin was 8hrs advertised. Oh well, everytime I pull out the charger in the morning and am about to go to school, I check to see the battery always above 8+ hours =].
     
  4. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    Cool! I'll mainly use it for text internet like Mac Rumours, Pages and writing for Triond. So I can get 8 hours, that's really good!
     

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