Is this normal? Battery related

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  1. Muscle macrumors regular

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    My mbp is 1 week old. It is the 15" i7 2.66 4gb ram 500gb HD@7200rpm

    noticed that at 100% I am only getting a tad less than 4 hrs of juice when continuously watching HD YouTube clips with caffeine on. Is this normal? I was hoping to get more. Also I'm getting a bit over 6 hrs of juice if I'm just browsing the web and checking email, again with caffeine on.

    In addition, is there a major diff bt the moshi and marware keyboard guard?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions: Apple Notebook Battery FAQ

    Note the section on BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE.
     
  3. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    What level screen brightness are you at?

    You should download gfxCardStatus if you haven't already. This will show you which graphics chip your mac is currently using.

    I have found that if you are using the nVidia 330m all the time you will get much lower battery life in this model, around 5 hours. If you use gfxCardStatus and set to Intel only you can get around 8 depending on your screen brightness.
    I usually keep mine around 50%-70%.
     
  4. Hisdem macrumors 6502a

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    4 hours of flash streaming on a Mac considering HD video sounds amazing :eek:
     
  5. Muscle thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you, was a good read!

    Thanks for the handy app! is it possible for my mbp to run hd videos on youtube smoothly on the integrated GPU i/o the nVidia?

    I kinda lied it's closer to 3.5 hours :p

    Coming from a lifetime PC user I am extremely satisfied with the performance of my MBP. But CNET's review seems to rank the battery at a tad less than 6 hours with continuous video playback...is this b/c I am flash streaming?
     

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