How's your battery life? 2011 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aimeeinohio, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. aimeeinohio macrumors regular


    Nov 20, 2010
    OK so they say what, 7 hr battery life? I get 5 hours. I thought I'd see how everyone else is doing on battery with their 2011 MacBook Pros. Mine is just a stock 13".:p
  2. WillEH macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Depends on what you're doing. Mine is doing a good 5-6 hours. If I don't do anything apart from internet, it gets the max out of it. :eek:
  3. kappaknight macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2009
    I have the 15" MBP and I can get 7 to 8 hours if I tune the settings.

    - Use only integrated graphics card.
    - Reduce brightness down to 50-60%.
    - Run only 1 to 3 programs (web browsers), nothing heavy in the background.
    - Turn off bluetooth.

    It sounds bad, but it's not out of the ordinary for most people who using it to just browse the web and check email I guess. Otherwise I get about 3 to 4 hours in the estimate.

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