battery life on 2016 with touchbar

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Hows your battery life on the 15 inch version ? thinking of getting one and just wanted to see the difference battery life wise compared to my 2015 MacBook pro.
     
  2. GBlansten macrumors regular

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    There are numerous threads on this topic. Lots of helpful information.
     
  3. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    What size are you talking about? The 13" with touch bar probably gets worse battery life. The 2016 15" has better battery life than the 2015 with dGPU for light to moderate use.
     
  4. csurfr macrumors 6502a

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    I easily get 8 hours with mine, running illustrator, atom/brackets, chrome, safari, and transmit. Granted all of those are not in use the entire time. My screen brightness is wherever the battery meter puts it so that its not using "significant battery". If you'd like more concrete numbers, I can do so this weekend. But I'm going to say 8-10. Maybe a bit more. I've never had a day where it dropped below 30%.
     
  5. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    cheers

    well i would be coming from a 2015 13 inch MacBook pro so sounds like it will be at least better than this one.
     
  6. teeejay macrumors regular

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    Battery life on my 15" is crazily good. I don't know why so many people were whining about it. It's certainly much better than my old 2012 MBPr 15" in every possible way.

    Quiter, lasts longer, runs cooler. Great piece of tech, though pricey.
     
  7. tryrtryrtryrt, Apr 22, 2017
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    Battery life on MBP'16 15" is on par or slightly worse than '15. Considering 25% battery volume cut this is likely achieved by more aggressive standby of CPU, iGPU, dGPU which sometimes leads to initial lags after short standby (like a minute) which did not happen on my previous late 2013 and mid 2015 (even though my '16 is a top BTO model while '15 was a middle BTO).
    My advice would be NOT to get 15" '16 instead of 15" '15. Wait for next release in autumn and buy this. Current model has first-generation-of-new-design problems.
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    Also it's amazingly better than Mac'2006. What an achievement.
     
  8. Nisaja macrumors 6502

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    I'd wait for the next release. I have a 2015 Pro and didn't get the the 2016 because of all the crazy battery life complaints.
     
  9. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    This has been objectively proven to be the opposite of the truth, as has been repeatedly pointed out to you. Please stop intentionally misleading people who don't know your proclivities.
     
  10. tryrtryrtryrt Suspended

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    Please provide proofs. This is the 11th time you claim this and you cannot provide proofs since then.
    So before you do it's a fact that MBP'16 15" is on par or slightly worse than '15.
    Please stop intentionally misleading people.
     
  11. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    Any person with a real interest in the facts about battery life can check the tests of the 2015 and 2016 15" models done by Ars Technica and Notebook Check.
     
  12. tryrtryrtryrt Suspended

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    Please post their results here. Why are you so against it? Will posting them on MacRumors make them disappear from the internet?
     

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