How is the battery life on your RMBP?

How lond did ur rmbp's battery last

  • 5 hours

    Votes: 9 37.5%
  • 6 hours

    Votes: 8 33.3%
  • 7 hours

    Votes: 3 12.5%
  • 8 hours

    Votes: 2 8.3%
  • 9 hours

    Votes: 2 8.3%

  • Total voters
    24

jasonx2

macrumors member
Original poster
Apr 10, 2012
38
0
The United Kingdom
Mine just got 5 hours and 30mins for just simple web browsing with safari. There is no way near the "7 hours" they claimed. I had the gfxcardstatus on but that didn't help much. So should I return it and get a new one? Thanks for the advices :)
 

IanGahagan

macrumors member
Jun 11, 2012
86
0
Montana
With my setup I was only expecting to get 5 hours or so but I got 6 hours out of my battery before(internet use), and that was right out of the box... Pretty darn good if you ask me IMO.
 

espiritujo

macrumors member
Sep 19, 2011
95
0
columbia, sc
I personally think returning it is overkill. Be happy that you got 5 and a half hours. No one will ever get the 7 hours unless they turn off wifi and the brightness and probably only use a word processor. or just move your cursor around the screen for 7 hours.
 

AZREOSpecialist

macrumors 68020
Mar 15, 2009
2,117
925
We live in an OCD society. Apple claiming 7 hours when you actually get 5 hours is a deal breaker? None of the other features and excellence of the machine matter to you?

Wow. Just wow.
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,419
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Mine just got 5 hours and 30mins for just simple web browsing with safari. There is no way near the "7 hours" they claimed. I had the gfxcardstatus on but that didn't help much. So should I return it and get a new one? Thanks for the advices :)
There are many factors that impact your battery life. See the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section of the following link for details, including tips on how to maximize your battery life.

This should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions:
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,419
759
Your work is incredible and also helpful but it just doesn't fit for me
In what way? If you had read what I suggested, you wouldn't be expecting to get the same battery life as Apple advertises. And what suggestions for maximizing your battery life don't fit for you? You obviously haven't tried them all.
 

beamer8912

macrumors 65816
May 30, 2009
1,137
1
I don't have my rMBP yet, but 5 hours just browsing doesn't seem all that great. Engadget was able to get 7 and 9 hours with the 2.6 and 2.3 configurations, respectively.
 

jcpb

macrumors 6502a
Jun 5, 2012
860
0
Mine just got 5 hours and 30mins for just simple web browsing with safari. There is no way near the "7 hours" they claimed. I had the gfxcardstatus on but that didn't help much. So should I return it and get a new one? Thanks for the advices :)
It's more likely that Apple Store employees call your BS and say "you're doing it wrong".