Lion on MBP is only 5 hours battery life?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mark28, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    50% brightness, msn client, safari surfing = only 5 hours? :confused:
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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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.
     
  3. Srirama macrumors member

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    is it the 15 inch quadcore?
    In that case thats great battery life :)
     
  4. mark28 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's the 2010 15".

    On Snow Leopard I had more battery life under the same usage though. Could get 6 hours.
     
  5. xDC macrumors member

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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.
     
  6. Nielsenius macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  7. negativzero macrumors 6502

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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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