Battery life on SR 2.2ghz vs. older 2.16ghz

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  1. hari-bhari macrumors regular

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    CNET's review rated the newer Santa Rose Macbook at 4.5 hrs battery life while watching a DVD vs. only 3.5 for the 2.16 ghz model. Does anyone have real world comparisons to back this up or is it just a matter of luck?
     
  2. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    CNET's review doesn't apply in the real world. You're still going to get no more than 1/2 to 2/3rds of Apple's fantastical battery estimates in your Macbook/Pro.
     
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  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The Santa Rosa based Macbooks will have slightly better battery life.
     
  5. hari-bhari thread starter macrumors regular

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    well a DVD drain test is pretty standard because it puts relatively constant drain on the CPU and battery, so I would think its accurate...but I am just surprised at the 1hr battery life difference.
     
  6. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    I've had both models and haven't noticed any differences in battery life. I get about the same out of the 2.2 as I got out of the 2.16. Maybe it's a little bit better, but not a whole hour's worth.
     

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