How long does your New MBP 13" Battery Last?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrgiapanta, Apr 23, 2010.

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New MBP 13" Actual Average Battery Life

Poll closed May 23, 2010.
  1. 1-2 Hours

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  2. 3-4 Hours

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. 5-6 Hours

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. 7-8 Hours

    9 vote(s)
    60.0%
  5. 9-10 Hours

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  1. mrgiapanta macrumors regular

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    Apr 5, 2010
    Location:
    OC, California
    #1
    Mine only lasted 2hrs 30min on full charge (4th cycle. 4 day old), did the calibration and then it's now lasting about 4 hours. (it showed 7 hours in the beginning but number changed quickly as I opened Safari and browse online)

    10 Hours? Come on Steve! Even with the dimmest light, bluetooth off, wireless off, no application running i've never seen 10 hours on MBP13". Not even 9 nor 8.

    And I found this article.
    "Macworld's 13"MBP Review: The 10-Hour Battery Lasts Four Hours"
    http://www.cultofmac.com/macworlds-13-macbook-pro-review-the-10-hour-battery-lasts-four-hours/39634
    At least the author was playing Quicktime video...me? Nothing much and 4 hours. (Factory defect?)

    And decided to make poll to find out if this is true for everyone
     
  2. hanfaith macrumors newbie

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    Mar 26, 2010
    #2
    Mine came with 0 cycles on it. I calibrated the first evening, and I wasn't watching the clock, but I'd say it took about 7 hours of light use to finally wear it down. I didn't have the lowest recommended screen brightness use, either.

    Since then, I haven't been on batter power, so I can't comment, but I find it odd that you only get 4 hours. What are your power settings? Do you have other apps running in the background?
     
  3. mrgiapanta thread starter macrumors regular

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    OC, California
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    Nope, I checked Activity Monitor but no apps running in the background.
    It got better after going through proper calibration, but still 4 hours? Am I the only one?

    And I found this article.
    "Macworld's 13"MBP Review: The 10-Hour Battery Lasts Four Hours"
    http://www.cultofmac.com/macworlds-13-macbook-pro-review-the-10-hour-battery-lasts-four-hours/39634

    And decided to make poll to find out if this is true for everyone

    Oh, and my power setting is default setting.

    System Power Settings:

    AC Power:
    System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 15
    Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 15
    Wake On AC Change: No
    Wake On Clamshell Open: Yes
    Wake On LAN: Yes
    Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
    Battery Power:
    System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 2
    Wake On AC Change: No
    Wake On Clamshell Open: Yes
    Current Power Source: Yes
    Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
    Reduce Brightness: Yes
     
  4. dcjustme macrumors newbie

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    Mar 30, 2010
    #4
    Just out of curiosity, what is your full charge capacity?
    Mine is showing 5800 after calibration (was 5752 before).
     
  5. Hellishness macrumors 65816

    Hellishness

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    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    #5
    Mine's at 5635 :eek::eek::eek::eek: 3 load cycles and its at 97%!! It came at 104% (battery was 4% more than the set capacity), and it's already dropped 7 percent! How bad is this?!?!


    But, I'm currently timing my battery, and here's the current data:
    2 hrs, 59 min used (no games, just non-flash browsing, facebook, the forums, some work, etc.)
    38 hrs 14 min standby (sleeping with the lid closed, all applications quitted)
    Current charge: 37%, 3 cycles, calibrated twice :)

    Whatcha guys think? Normal? Less than normal? More than normal?
     
  6. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    Mar 24, 2008
    #6
    mine can last 10 hours. BTW:

    Seff writes:

    “Our standard battery test, which plays a looped video in QuickTime until the battery dies, showed a life of 4 hours and 19 minutes for the 2.4GHz model and 4 hours and 33 minutes for the 2.66GHz model.”

    This is not the way Apple tests their computers. Of course if you watch a video, it's going to be a lot less.
     
  7. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Pasadena, CA
    #7
    7 hours average through 3 cycles using 25-30% brightness and keyboard light and no bluetooth. Just surfing the net with some flash use.
     

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