How long is your 2.4 Blackbook battery lasting for?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by UKmacman, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. UKmacman macrumors regular

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    I have had my new 2.4 blackbook for a couple of weeks now and apart from a slightly unresponsive 'y' and 'return' ke I am very happy. The battery has been very good and I use it a lot without the power cable.

    However the last couple of days the battery seems to have seriously got worse. If I unplug it with the best battery life option I almost instantly drop down to 3 hours 40 min left at 99%. Is this right?

    Anyone else have any benchmarks. I use it for internet and bit of wordprocessing, nothing to heavy.
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Here's my screenshot. Sorry no benchmarks.
     

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  3. OZMP macrumors 6502

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  4. herman238 macrumors member

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    5 hours with 1/3 screen brightness running itunes/firefox/adium
     
  5. Rhosfelt macrumors 65816

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    I get about 4 and 1/2 hours with saf/adium/mail/itunes (running but only about an hour of playing music) at full screen brightness.
     
  6. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I've been getting 5 out of mine even when using airport.
     
  7. DaBrain macrumors 65816

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    Last night I got a little over 3 hours at medium brightness while watching a google 2 hour video using wireless and running mail app in the background and volume @ 90%. I was calibrating my battery so I wanted to drain the battery. Not too bad I'd say. Usually I run my screen at 1/3 brightness.

    This was on a 2.2 gig black book. ;)
     
  8. Kalafut macrumors regular

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    how the hell can anyone stand 1/3 brightness. i don't live in africa so i know i can find an outlet basically anywhere. but seriously i blast my brightness full all the time.
     
  9. priller macrumors regular

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    I'd like the brightness to go even lower.
     

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