Battery life on SL?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thadoggfather, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    How does it compare for you?

    seems like both times i've installed it on my early 2008 MBP, battery life isn't as good as it was with leopard.
  2. CTJoyce macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2008
    My Unibody Macbook seems to get about the same battery life in both OS, the only difference is that it seems to run a bit warmer in SL then it did in 10.5. My guess is they are running the fan less, or at a lower speed to conserve battery.

  3. Strachdan macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2009
    recaibrated my battery last night after only achieving 2 and a half hours, once calibrated i was able to squeeze 5 hours out of a single charge with my normal workload (photoshop, net, emails) after installing SL i've had 3 hours i will try and recalibrate again

    i dont notice any heat change just the normal latent temperature

    it could be that the OS needs some time to recalculate the battery i've just been told that the battery now has 2 more hours than it did 5 minutes ago
    possibly best to recalibrate?

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