Does the rMBP eat more battery then the cMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by entraik, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. entraik macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. BB.King macrumors regular

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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).
     
  3. entraik thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  4. entraik thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. borisiii macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  6. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    Nqa

    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.
     
  7. ixodes macrumors 601

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    True. I'm sure as Apple continues to debug ML, it will only get better. I'm going to wait & watch. Perhaps by 10.8.4, it will be sorted out enough to reduce the annoyances. Refinement is an Apple specialty.
     
  8. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Yes, but you have to consider that the rMBP has a rather large battery. If the cMBP had a battery with the same capacity, it would probably last even longer on a single charge.
     

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