How long should a MBP battery last, on average?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacGeekAZ, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. MacGeekAZ macrumors member

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    I just got a refurbished 15" MBP (2008). The battery is at 90% of total capacity (according to coconut battery), and the battery has only completed 34 loadcycles. It doesn't seem to last as long as I expected, especially when playing video. I know the brand new MBPs get much better battery life, but what should I expect from a 2008 MBP? Is 2-3 hours normal? Are there ways to extend battery life?

    Thanks,
    Wendi
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Early 2008 Aluminium MBP or Late 2008 Unibody MBP?
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    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
    Apple Notebook Battery FAQ by GGJstudios
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  3. MacGeekAZ thread starter macrumors member

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    Non-unibody. Thanks for the link.
     

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