Battery Life?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hitman45400, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. hitman45400 macrumors regular

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    so my (refurb) macbok pro, is only getting around 3:30 hours just on wifi/browsing websites and not to mention garage band, iphoto use up more..is this normal?
    *EDIT*
    the battery is at 98% health and 16 charge cycles.
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    yeah, that sounds about right.

    If you turn the brightness all the way down and turn off the airport it might last longer.
     
  3. hitman45400 thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh..i thought it was supposed to be more then that..so how long would i get for movie and what not?
     
  4. coolb0yalex macrumors member

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    i tested out the one in the Apple Store...
    first, i had the GPU set at Better Battery, then I kept the dimness that Apple does when I pulled out the magsafe... I got about 4:20 which was pretty good. I only wished it was that time with the highest brightness setting so then I can actually take this thing outdoors...
     

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