Just realized something

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SurferMan, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. SurferMan macrumors 65816

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    On battery right now to run down and re-calibrate, and just noticed going from using the trackpad to a mouse make's a noticeable difference in battery life. I've been flipping back and forth to check, and using the mouse seems to make the battery life jump 40-60+ minutes depending on what I'm doing, multiple tabs/browsers running etc. I.E. if I'm at 4:30 like right now, and using the touchpad like I am right now, it drops to about 3:35 left for battery life... plug the usb for the louse back in, and it goes back to around the 4:30 range.

    Seen other people mention that but didn't pay much attention to it, cool little bit of info if your trying to maximize battery life.
     
  2. jamisonbaines macrumors regular

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    with the trackpad inertia scrolling uses processor. mouse probably negates that.
     
  3. SurferMan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yup.. I mean I knew about it before hand just didn't pay much attention to it, till I just did to see the actual difference. Pretty cool if you need/want to maximize battery life. Can be an easy hour maybe longer additional use.
     

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