How long did your battery last?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by el-John-o, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. el-John-o macrumors 65816

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    Hey all,

    Well, after a long hiatus I'm back on the Mac platform. Loving it for sure. I have a 2012 MacBook Pro that I've installed 2 256GB SSD's in RAID 0 on.

    This is my first Apple notebook (previously I owned PowerMacs, Performas back in the day, other Apple desktops, this is actually my first Intel Mac, guess I'm a little late to the party!) My Windows laptops batteries lasted an hour and a half to two hours, and then within 6-12 months were significantly depleted. The Laptop I am replacing will last about 10 minutes of basic use before it shuts off, it's 3 years old.

    I was just curious, how long do the batteries tend to last in these newer LiPo equipped MBP's? Do they tend to last longer than cheaper Windoze laptops or do they actually hold their charge for a longer period of time? I have had my iPhone 4 for 2 years and have no noticeable decrease in battery life, it still lasts all day. An iPhone isn't a macbook, but I still have hope at least. Thoughts? I'm getting right around 7 to 7 1/2 hours of battery life at full brightness (just doing basic web browsing, installing software, etc.). Haven't tested the battery life doing more intense applications (photoshop, lightroom, etc.) but so far so good! I'm quite impressed.

    Thanks!



    John
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    My 2010 MBP (sold awhile back) held a good charge after 1.5-2 years (400+ cycles on battery) battery health was 95%.
     
  3. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

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    2011 13" MBP - Average of 5 hours, 7 if I have brightness down a bit and am only using Word or Chrome.
     
  4. el-John-o thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the info! Sounds good then. It seems like running dual SSDs didn't give me any battery hit, which is nice. I assumed as much though, 2 SSDs should be pulling less juice than a single platter drive. I've got the old hard drive repurposed as a backup drive which works well. Poor drive never stood a chance, I bought the SSDs with the MacBook, I installed them before I even boot it up then stuck it in recovery and downloaded mountain lion.
     

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