Huh? Non-touchbar version (w/ bigger battery & lower power processor) has the same 10h battery life?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hal~9000, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

    Hal~9000

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    Touchbar version:
    • 49.2 watt hour battery
    • 28 W processor
    Non-touchbar version:
    • 54.5 watt hour battery
    • 15 W processor
    While both have the same screen which is the biggest power draw... wouldn't the differences listed above count for some sort of battery life difference between the two models? :confused:
     
  2. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

    AustinIllini

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    Battery life is kind of nebulous. If the NonTB version gets 10.3 hours and the TB version gets 9.7 hours, you really don't have to specify a difference.
     
  3. Abaganov macrumors regular

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    it doesn't make sense at all.
    maybe apple didn't want the lower end model to have better battery life so they placed slightly less battery inside the machine?
     
  4. blackberrycubed macrumors 6502a

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    non touch will get 16+ battery life.... just wait and watch !
     
  5. Hal~9000 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Hal~9000

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    Since Apple itself is showing the lower end model as having a larger battery on their own specs page for the MacBook Pro, I highly doubt they would do what you are implying since battery size is easily verified via a teardown :p
     
  6. nonm macrumors regular

    nonm

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    They keep it the same so people get the more expensive one :)
     

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