Battery life on MacBook/MacBook pro 13"

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

  1. samk8000 macrumors regular

    samk8000

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    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?
    Thanks
     
  2. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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