brand new core i7 battery life

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

  1. 4now macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007
    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

    Jun 10, 2009
    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


    Aug 28, 2006
    In a Mac box
    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

    Jun 17, 2007
    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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