Is this normal battery drain?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gooberguy, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. gooberguy macrumors member


    May 17, 2010
    Buffalo, NY
    After about two hours my battery on my 13" mbp is at 35% from 100%.

    All i did was some web browsing and about half an hour of video chatting on ichat. My brightness is at halfway.

    is this normal drain? the specs say 10 hours, but when i first got it it lived for about 6 hours, which was plenty for me.

    i've noticed recently that my battery has been acting funny, i'm thinking it may be because of my heavy audio work with garage band and reason.

    the app coconut battery says my battery capacity is at 94% so I'm not sure what the problem is.

    I've had this laptop for about 3 months, and i've properly calibrated it twice.
  2. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020


    Apr 9, 2008
    That seems pretty bad. My 2007 white MacBook would get that kind of battery life or maybe a little better.
  3. eng42ine macrumors 68000


    May 2, 2010
    Running into a burning building...
    Thats not good at all. My MBP is about the same age and I get atleast 7 hours, if I don't watch any movies. Even then, I was on a 4.5 hour flight and it lasted the entire time watching a TV show that I had ripped. You should be getting alot better battery life than that...

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