Battery life on MacBook/MacBook pro 13"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by samk8000, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. samk8000 macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2010
    toronto, ontario
    Apple says that the battery life on the MacBook and 13" MacBook pro. I'm having a hard time beleiving it, and before I buy, I want to check. Can anybody help me with what it actually will be?
  2. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2005
    With the last two generations of laptops, Apple's estimates are fairly close. They advertised 7 hours for the 2009 13" MBP, and with a 5400RPM drive, 6 hours was fairly common; I could eke out 6:45 on mine by being aggressive with the power saving.
  3. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    turn off bluetooth, wireless, light to lowest setting and do light stuff (office suite, internet with flash off or similar stuff) I got to 10 hours
  4. EstrlM3 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2010
    I got 11:18 with above mentioned settings but I had wireless On.
  5. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    When I tried to say I got more than 10 hours with those settings a member called me a lier :rolleyes: I get 5.5-6 hours with a 5,2 MacBook even though it's rated for 4.5 with those settings
  6. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    Apple says they achieve 10 hour battery life when the user is engaged in "Wireless Productivity", which they define as:

    So assume its a fresh out of the box install with no accessories, an 802.11b connection to a line of sight airport extreme, bluetooth off, typing "asdf" at one char per minute hour in textedit while refreshing a page in safari that only says "this is a test".
  7. EstrlM3 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2010
    Yeah it's not hard to achieve ebb you have monitor on 2 brightness and you are just writing notes and surfing various forums. Def any type of video or flash and it is bot possible.

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