brand new core i7 battery life

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 4now, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. 4now macrumors regular

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    #1
    I just received a 15" core i7 MBP

    After a full charge it calculates 4.23 hours remaining

    Is this normal? This is what my 4 year old MBP used to say
     
  2. Captain Magic macrumors member

    Captain Magic

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    #2
    Same here, never got 8-9 hours and never heard of a conclusive solution to it...
    Do you use bluetooth?
    Does it say 4 hours when you have all programs closed?
     
  3. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a

    I'mAMac

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    #3
    Yes that is normal considering the i7 is a power hog. while doing everyday tasks you will only get 4-5 hours.
     
  4. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

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    Remember one thing, you will NEVER get the same hours they advertise. NEVER. Unless you just turn your computer on and have no apps open at all (but I doubt that will give you 7-9 hrs anyway)
     

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