is this normal battery life?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kettlecorn, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. kettlecorn macrumors 6502

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    I got a refurb macbook pro 13 and everything works flawlessly but im wondering if the battery life is normal. I calibrated it and it appears I get no more than 3-3.5 hours if i use youtube, browsing and word doc on 40% brightness and no more than 4 or MAYBE 4.5 hours with 30% brightness and very light usage.

    Battery cap is 5700 or so. What is the consensus for expected realistic battery life here with users of the 2010 mbp 13? I did a search but its impossible to find that info esp with the different years of MBPs
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Have a look at Activity Monitor ( Applications / Utilities /) and select All Processesand sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.

    image below uses sorting by CPU as an example
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  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Youtube= flash. Flash = processor intensive as the port to OS X suck. Processor intensive = more power needed = battery guzzling whore.
     
  4. mulo macrumors 68020

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  5. croooow macrumors 65816

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    I don't think anyone in the real world gets the 10 hours that Apple quotes.

    My computer is quoted at 8-9 hours, I usually get around 5-6
     
  6. mulo macrumors 68020

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    i've managed to get 11
     
  7. maverick1984 macrumors newbie

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    use coconut battery to look at your battery's health and cycle count
     

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