Is it portable

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ct1211, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. ct1211 macrumors 6502

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    Still waiting for my 1.3 to arrive. No question the rMB is (at this time) the last word in portable cool. For travel and presentations I will need dongles granted.

    Here's my question to you new owners. Is anyone getting real world daily battery life better than 4-5 hours (on any machine (1.1, 1.2, 1.3) if not anyone looked into a USB-C portable recharge unit?

    Thanks in advance for taking the time to address.

    (Note: looking for real user comments, not a debate on "not worth the price difference or power requirements of a 1.3 vs 1.1 etc) :D
     
  2. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Every review I've seen on here has people getting around 8 hours or so. I haven't seen anyone getting 4-5 hours. That'd be ridiculous.
     
  3. JonnyIreland macrumors 6502a

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    In short, I've only had it for the weekend but i'm easily getting 8+ hours of battery life and it is literally as portable as an iPad.
     
  4. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I get 8-10 hours of use surfing the net, uploading photos, messing around pretty much.

    Brightness at around 30-40% with keyboard light on the lowest (but still on).
     
  5. jazz1, Apr 27, 2015
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    I'm getting 7-8 hours surfing and some software updates. I did a 30 min. FaceTime and saw it drop about 8% from 99% charged battery. And BTW it really didn't get hot on my lap. Just slightly warm toward the middle of the back of the bottom case.

    I did buy an Anker USB battery charger for use on planes. I have not tried it yet, but it got a good review on Wirecutter web site.
     
  6. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Would you have any time to test it out? To see how much it charges and how long that takes.
     
  7. cne84 macrumors newbie

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    I had been using last years macbook air, i just bought new macbook from bestbuy. And I would say that battery life is the same for these two machines. 6-8 hours of web surfing and word processing. Screen brightness has a huge bearing on it too.
     
  8. jazz1 macrumors 65816

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    I was hoping someone else would test it first to see if smoke came out :p

    Sure will test it next week while I proctor exams. Note Wirecutter reports it works well with the Macbook Air, so I assume that it will work well with the 12". The price is cheap, I do hope it works well.
     
  9. ct1211 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Screw you guys, I'm gonna test it! LOL

    I will do my best to test over next two days. Because as I just posted elsewhere...

    Well, my day - work wise has just taken a bit of a turn with a twist. I just got a text telling me my 1.3 rMB has hit the Apple store two days early and before I leave town on business. Turning around now to go pick up!

    To work: "screw you guys, I'm going home" :D

    Signed,

    Eric Cartman
     

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