Late 2008 Aluminium MacBook Battery

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by HnZ, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. HnZ macrumors member

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    Hi everybody!!

    Just some days ago, i realized, that my old white macbook has a longer battery life than my new alu macbook... and also the batter charging is taking longer...

    Do you have the same thing?

    Do you have any tips to maximize battery life? I was thinking about reducing the backlight (screen) but LED seems to use less battery than lcd, so it wouldn't make any advantage, right?
     
  2. matthewscott661 macrumors 6502

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    I don't know how the length of the charge compares, but my battery takes an excruciating amount of time to charge.
     
  3. Jeffrosproto macrumors 6502

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    My unibody always took longer to charge than my friend's BlackBook, however, it lasted longer from 100%.
     
  4. HnZ thread starter macrumors member

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    my battery charge takes about 2:34h

    if i use airport and safari i have a battery time about 2 hours... it's not that long...

    last year i used my white macbook for school (without airport, brightness 1, only pages started) and i got near 5 hours

    now with my alu macbook i have only around 4 hours of battery life... like me, it seems that something uses more power...
     
  5. 5280m macrumors member

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    The plastic macbooks seem to last longer because they have a larger battery capacity. The aluminum macbook should get better battery life with similar usage to the old plastic macbooks.
     
  6. HnZ thread starter macrumors member

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    do you thing snow leopard will bring longer battery life??
     

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