Macbook Battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hipnomac, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. Hipnomac macrumors regular

    Hipnomac

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    How long should the battery last on a full charge? I know it depends on what your doing, but estimated for light activity.
     
  2. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    3ish hours with wireless on and brightness low, up to 5ish hours with wireless off and brightness low
     
  3. Hipnomac thread starter macrumors regular

    Hipnomac

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    Word, thanks man, I'm on par, just wanted to make sure.
     
  4. Thetinguy macrumors newbie

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    5ish hour? No way. I would if you are not doing anything to intensive with 90-100% brightness and wireless on 3 hours. 10-20% brightness and wireless off would probably get you 4 and a half hours max.
     
  5. Optimouse^^ macrumors member

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    I disagree- I am able to reach 5 hours when I am especially cognizant of power savings. For example, when running spreadsheets and some stats software, I can extend life by turning Wifi off and keeping screen brightness down. This includes running data visualization programming, which is a bit more CPU intensive.

    BTW: I have been doing *very* unscientific test with my friends' MBP (new models). The results have the MB coming out ahead for battery life in every test. On average, I my results point to about a .5 hour benefit in battery life for the MB. To be fair, these guys are CS professors and, even though they report leaving wireless off, I am skeptical (they show symptoms of withdrawl when they are not reading Slashdot!).

     

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