Battery Time Normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by frnak, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. frnak macrumors member

    frnak

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    #1
    Is it normal to have the Macbook Pro 13.3 inch battery be at 85% yet having 1 and a half hours left until it needs to be recharged?

    I am currently using handbrake, that's it. Could handbrake use THAT much battery?
     
  2. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

    Minimoose 360

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    #2
    Yes.

    The fact that you are on a 13" MBP and using Handbrake is the case.
     
  3. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

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    Handbrake is very processor intensive. It will drain your battery pretty quickly. Don't you hear that fan running?:p

    If using Handbrake on a portable, I always have the charger plugged in.
     
  4. cluthz macrumors 68040

    cluthz

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    Handbrake is actually using the CPUs at full speed when running..
    1.5 hrs on battery while using Handbrake seems reasonably.
     

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