How is the battery life on your RMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jasonx2, Aug 1, 2012.

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How lond did ur rmbp's battery last

  1. 5 hours

    9 vote(s)
    37.5%
  2. 6 hours

    8 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. 7 hours

    3 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. 8 hours

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  5. 9 hours

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  1. jasonx2 macrumors member

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    #1
    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 :)
     
  2. IanGahagan macrumors member

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    #2
    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.
     
  3. espiritujo macrumors member

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    #3
    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.
     
  4. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

    AZREOSpecialist

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    #4
    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.
     
  5. jasonx2 thread starter macrumors member

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    #5
    It all based on the power supply.
     
  6. leenak macrumors 68020

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  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #7
    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:
     
  8. jasonx2 thread starter macrumors member

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    Your work is incredible and also helpful but it just doesn't fit for me
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    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.
     
  10. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

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    #10
    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.
     
  11. jcpb macrumors 6502a

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    It's more likely that Apple Store employees call your BS and say "you're doing it wrong".
     
  12. jasonx2 thread starter macrumors member

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    #12
    Reli? So mine doesn't even have half of that
     

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