Early 2011 MB pro battery issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lykosnightwolf, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. lykosnightwolf macrumors newbie

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    Have had my new MB Pro for 3 weeks now and with a webpage + word document open but I'm getting around 3 hours battery life. Brightness is set to 50%, bluetooth is off, graphics is set to automatic switching. I'm very confused, any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. LostParadox macrumors member

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    It really depends on what your doing with your Mac book pro. If your browsing a lot of web pages with flash it drains quicker or using apps that use your gfx card or a large amount of CPU. If your using it non stop 3 hours are not bad
     
  3. lifeinhd macrumors 65816

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    Charge it up, let it idle until dead, wifi on, screen 50%. If it still doesn't last very long (in theory it *should* exceed Apple's posted 7-hours-of-web-browsing spec) take it in to Apple for service.
     
  4. XandeR803 macrumors member

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    Which browser are you using? Firefox and Chrome both use the discrete gpu cutting the battery life in half. Safari doesn't have this problem. In general, I feel like the graphics switching is wonky in Lion leading to a lot of battery issues. Hopefully apple sorts it out soon.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Do the websites you're visiting contain Flash? Which browser are you using? This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
    Especially read the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section in the link above.
     

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