Lion on MBP is only 5 hours battery life?

mark28

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Jan 29, 2010
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50% brightness, msn client, safari surfing = only 5 hours? :confused:
 

iLog.Genius

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Feb 24, 2009
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Consider that Lion for the most part is a bit more taxing and compare it to what you were getting in Snow Leopard. If the times are not off by a lot, consider it normal.
 

xDC

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Jul 7, 2010
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My 2010 got a hit on battery life with lion also. 6-7 (SL) to about 5 (lion) like you said.
 

Nielsenius

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Apr 16, 2011
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I get around five hours on Lion, as well. Apple will continue to update the OS in order to fix bugs and add new/improve features. Maybe battery life will get better after an update or two.
 

negativzero

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Jul 19, 2011
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I'm still on 6-7h on Lion. Just make sure your discrete graphics is turned off and it'll be easy to hit that.
 
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