How long should a MBP battery last, on average?

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

  1. MacGeekAZ macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2011
    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?

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Early 2008 Aluminium MBP or Late 2008 Unibody MBP?
    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
    Apple Notebook Battery FAQ by GGJstudios
  3. MacGeekAZ thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2011
    Non-unibody. Thanks for the link.

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