Battery MBP 13" 2009 :X

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  1. curtido macrumors member

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    Staff need to know how much and which lasts on average your battery
    wifi on, with a 30 safari tabs, adium, itunes, mail, and iCal with a
    MBP 13 "? Here lasts about 3 hours and that almost 4 .. I do not think normal and
    7h given that they advertise and what I read in reviews!
    Note that already the battery health is already at 95% and only have the laptop
    there is a month or so ..
    I think knowing it to Apple?


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  2. Dozerrox macrumors 6502

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    That's moderately heavy use I'd say and not bad results... Display brightness?
     
  3. MacsOnAnabolics macrumors regular

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  4. curtido thread starter macrumors member

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    If this battery time is normal..
     
  5. MacsOnAnabolics macrumors regular

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    It seems ok. I just opened everything you described in your OP and my battery is calculated at ~ 4:25. However, I have the newest revision of the MBP which Apple claims to get up to 7 hours of battery life (which this machine meets their advertisement in my experience).
     
  6. tkboss88 macrumors member

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    im sorry, but i totally do not know what you are asking LOL
     
  7. curtido thread starter macrumors member

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    But those that review all open programs (including
    photoshop) with brightness at 70% manage to 6h 20m and I just 3h almost 4 ...
     
  8. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    Battery time is seemingly arbitrary depending on what exactly is goingon with each app.
    i got about 5.5 ~ 7 hours on the 13" MBP using a couple of firefox tabs, a few downloads going and itunes.
    i havent used alot of photoshop on it yet, so havent paid attention to it.

    this is all with about 80% ~ 100% brightness, wifi, bluetooth turned off.
    i dont browse many flash based sites so the life increases.
     
  9. DaReaper macrumors member

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    ok i just took my MBP off the charger and i have tweetdeck and google chrome open low brightness and i have 5:39 left... havent gotten 7 hours out of it yet..
     
  10. PacificShortie macrumors newbie

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    Complete info on how to calibrate you Mac products!!!

    :apple: MACS ROCK...

    Here is the article on how to calibrate any and all mac products (well almost all) LOL :)
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1490


    PS. "The built-in battery in the new 13-, 15-, and 17-inch MacBook Pro is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at up to 1000 full charge and discharge cycles."
    http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html


    Contact me for any additional info or help... I can't make any promises but I can try! :D

    :apple: BIG TIME!!!

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  11. PacificShortie macrumors newbie

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    Possible cause, if not just a faulty/defective battery... :) or :( LOL!

    :apple: MACS ROCK...

    I could be wrong but the battery life depends on which programs you have running, your screen & key brightness. I know that if I fully charge my battery and I don't have anything open, my clocked battery life is a'lil over 7 hours. But if I open several high CPU usage programs at the same time, that time decreases.... usually to 4-6 hours or so depending on how many programs I have running.

    Like I said I could be wrong, I'm not a MAC Guru or a techie, just an IT, well an UI/UX analyst (User interface/ User experience/ member experience Analyst... Web & Print graphic designers... hence, the reason I open multiple high CPU usage programs simultaneously! lol ;) Good luck to you!

    PS. Contact me for any additional info or help... I can't make any promises but I can try! :D

    :apple: BIG TIME!!!

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  12. PacificShortie macrumors newbie

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    Forgot to mention I have a new-ish (6 months old) unibody 17" 3.06Gh processor with 4G ram, with 5200 Memory card... and I run I tunes, Firefox, illustrator, photoshop, freehand, Quark, Adium, ICal, text edit & Pages, etc...
     

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