Battery Life on Mavericks?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by cookies!, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. cookies! macrumors 6502

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    Is battery life better or worse?

    I want to see if Mavericks pushes my 2013 13" MBA battery life to 15 hours!
     
  2. myxomatosis, Jul 23, 2013
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    Mine improved drastically (DP4) on a Retina MBP (2.3GHz / 16gb Ram).

    Screen brightness @75%, iTunes playing in the background, web surfing, I get a solid ~6½-7 hours of battery.

    With ML, it was a miracle when I could use this laptop more than 5hours on battery.


    I don’t know if it’s good battery life or not for this specific laptop model, but considering I have a bunch of thing updating in the background for notifications (Facebook, Tweetbot, Mail, iCloud, Dropbox, etc.) I think it’s not bad at all.
     
  3. heyadrian macrumors member

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    I've been on my MBP 2011 for about 2 hours and it's only dropped to 97%. On ML, I can squeeze a good 7 hours out of the MBP during Xcode development sessions which include running simulators too.
     
  4. BL4zD macrumors 6502

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    I can squeeze a good 7 hours browsing and if I turn everything off and dim the display I can write in Word for around 12 hours
     
  5. cookies! thread starter macrumors 6502

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    is that better than normal? what laptop are you using?
     
  6. BL4zD macrumors 6502

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    yeah it's a few hours more than normal on both counts and I'm using an rMBP 15"
     

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