How many hours do you get off a charge?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Meister, Feb 15, 2014.

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How many hours of web browsing do you get on one charge? (safari, 75% bright)

  1. >10 hours

    8 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. about 9 hours

    10 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. roughly 8 hours

    6 vote(s)
    15.0%
  4. 7 hours at the most

    5 vote(s)
    12.5%
  5. 6 hours

    7 vote(s)
    17.5%
  6. less than 5 hours

    4 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. Meister, Feb 15, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2014

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    #1
    Apple claims that you get 9 hours on a new rmbp, one charge surfing the web with safari on 75% brightness (12 clicks).
    How much do you really get?
     
  2. theBostonian Suspended

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    I get 7 hours on my mid 2012 cMBP browsing the 'net and writing.

    I force the integrated graphics card using gfxcardstatus, my brightness is at about 25% and I use Chromium build 235555.

    Previously, on Mountain Lion, I would get about 4.5/5.5 hours.
     
  3. Meister thread starter Suspended

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    Thats very good but how about 75% brightness?
     
  4. p3ntyne macrumors 6502

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    For some reason, I typically get 9 hours of light browsing with brininess fluctuating from 60-100% (Mid 2012 cMBP.)
     
  5. Commy1 macrumors 6502a

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    Late 2013 rMBP doing light/medium load work for school (Aperture photo organizing, Web, Pages, Numbers, Etc) I get about 9 hours with keyboard backlight at 1 click brightness and screen at about 45% (7 clicks backlight).

    Allow the brightness to get higher for editing, photoshop and music.
    Usually try to keep it plugged in whenever I'm in my studio space, class or home for a solid amount of time.
     
  6. Meister thread starter Suspended

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    I opened this thread because i noticed that i only get 5 1/2 hours of netflix on full brightness.
    Also the battery app predicts 5 1/2 hours atm with 90% charge and only light browsing on 12 clicks (75%).
    Apple claims 9 hours. doesn't this seem kinda low?
     
  7. simon48, Feb 17, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2014

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    What you are getting is pretty good.

    Apple's numbers are for light web browsing not watching Netflix which obviously uses a lot more CPU power.
     
  8. Shrink macrumors G3

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    When I was much younger, I would get....

    Oh...wait...

    Never mind.:eek:
     
  9. dylin macrumors 6502a

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    and with that 7 hours, i am doing

    • Word
    • itunes
    • web browsing
    • email
    • power point
    • and imessage

    nothing too intense while on battery
     
  10. carjakester macrumors 68020

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  11. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    That would be why.
     
  12. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Apple don't measure with Netflix running, it would be like Ford quoting gas mileage at 100mph...it just isn't going to be pretty.
     
  13. Serban Suspended

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    so i guess this is for the rMBP 13" because for the late 15" is 8H apple claims. So i get around 8h 45min for web browsing at 50% brightness
     

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