Battery Snow Leo x Mavericks

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by tia9o, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. tia9o, Jun 30, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2013

    tia9o macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2013
    Im still using the Snow Leopard on my MBW 2010, planning to upgrade to Mavericks. But Im really didnt want to "lose" my endless battery life, its just impressive how much it lasts. My battery has 843 cycles, 63% health and it holds like 5 hours normal tasking.

    For the users who got the beta Mavericks, do you think it can be comparable with Snow Leopard?
  2. HenryDJP macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2012
    United States
    One thing to keep in mind is that each new OS is designed to take advantages of the latest technologies in the latest computers. It's not quite as cut and dry as you might think. Snow Leopard was designed to take advantage of the technologies of your current Macbook but your Macbook is nearly 4 years old so upgrading to Mavericks YMMV.
  3. antoniogra7 macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    You can always install it in a partition and try it.
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    Those figures are unusual, to say the least. I would expect a battery with those cycles and health rating to last considerably less. Depends what you do with it, I suppose.

    The general reaction, as evidenced in posts here, is that battery life is significantly increased on 10.9.
  5. antoniogra7 macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    Increased comparing with 10.8 and 10.7, no comparison have been made with 10.6, which were better in terms of battery life than 10.7 and 10.8
  6. tia9o thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2013
    Thanks everybody for the responses. :) Anyway I bought another battery. Really want upgrade it, the compatibility issues with new apps botters me.
  7. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    Well, if accurate comparisons between 10.6 and the two subsequent releases have been done, and also between the two Lions and Mavericks, then a quick bit of maths should provide a comparison between Mavericks and 10.6.

    Here's some food for thought:
  8. jdavtz macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2005
    I don't know if you're using CoolBook (which I loved on Snow Leopard), but it DOESN'T work on 10.7+ so you'll lose battery life from not having that available (if you do use it currently).
  9. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    I'm running Mavericks on a 2009 15" 3.06GHz C2D MBP that had SL on it. I get at least 20-25% better battery life with Mavericks than I did with SL. Amazing for beta software.
  10. seveej macrumors 6502a


    Dec 14, 2009
    Helsinki, Finland
    Dunno, I'm here on a 2,66 C2D 13" MBP and my battery (59% of spec'ed capacity) gets me past 4 hours without too much trouble.

  11. tia9o thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2013
    No, it lasts ~5 without this or any other software.

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