Does the rMBP eat more battery then the cMBP?

entraik

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does the rMBP have better battery life than the cMBP or are they equally about the same in battery life? Thanks.
 

BB.King

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The retina mbp have same battery life as the regular mbp even with larger battery (on Apple site). I can get 8hrs with retina doing normal office work, web browsing on wifi and 50% brightness. If using the 650m graphic card (running virtual windows) 6hrs is the best I got, lastly playing HD videos will drain the battery in 3 to 4 hrs (66-75% brightness).
 

entraik

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hmm different answers here.. haha.

Have there been any tests done by websites dealing with the battery life between the two?
 

borisiii

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Yes. My rMBP eats more battery. And then it eats my cMBP.

then != than

Seriously though, both are near as makes no difference seven hours.
 

tivoboy

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No question about it, that retina screen drains a LOT of battery. But, with a lot MORE battery it ends up being about the same.