Is Touchbar battery problem fixed? How to tell if my battery life is good?

hello12

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I recently purchased a 13" touch bar MacBook and am wondering if I am getting good battery life or not. It seems that sometimes when I am just browsing the Internet and listening to music the battery drains fast. Not sure if I am imagining it or not due to me paying too much attention to it.
Heres a screenshot of the activity log at 65% charge left. Does that seem about right?
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CestLucas

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May 25, 2017
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Why is your Safari usage so high? What kind of website you are on?

My 15inch is easily up to 10 hours. I was watching 2 hours of YouTube videos.

 

hello12

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The intermittency of the touchbar battery models is well documented. And remains a reason for a lot of people not getting them.
Well I am out of the 2 week return policy already so I guess there is nothing I can do?
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Why is your Safari usage so high? What kind of website you are on?

My 15inch is easily up to 10 hours. I was watching 2 hours of YouTube videos.

Facebook and other basic websites.. along with iMessage and mail. Is that activity monitor that I posted not good battery life for this MacBook? Wondering if I should bring it to the Apple Store...
 

fokmik

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mine can reach 9 hours if im not working on it,only music, video,browsing etc..so we are talking light usage here right?
 

hello12

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mine can reach 9 hours if im not working on it,only music, video,browsing etc..so we are talking light usage here right?
Right now I am at 25%, listening to music and browsing the internet (this forum and a couple of other sites). And at 25% it says there is 1 hour and 32 minutes left on the activity monitor. Does this seem right?
 

hello12

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Lower your screen brightness if you haven't already. Screen brightness has a huge impact on your battery life.
I keep it at like 50%
[doublepost=1496181860][/doublepost]So at 100% it says I have 5 hours and 37 minutes of remaining time and the only thing I am using is safari, email, and iMessage. The screen brightness is at 50%. Is it worth me going to the Apple Store for this?
 

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fokmik

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What screen res are you using? I have the 900hdpi, i think you are on current gen default one 1050p?
 

hello12

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What screen res are you using? I have the 900hdpi, i think you are on current gen default one 1050p?
Not sure how to check that. I have not changed any settings with the resolution though
 

Haemorrhage

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Make sure you have an AV installed. Scan for malware, adware etc...

Keep us updated whether you have discovered anything that's been eating your battery...
 
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