Macbook pro 2009 battery life

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AndrewR23, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    I have been using it today for only about 2 hours for internet only and its at 55%. is this normal at all??
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
  3. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    no the only things ive been doing are macrumors, apple support, yahoo, espn, google.
  4. Hexero macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2010
    Those pages, especially espn and I'm sure yahoo too has Flash ads up. Install Click-to-flash, and see if anything gets better. With that program you can click on a flash content anytime you want it to load. I got like some hours better battery life with this program!
  5. Pax macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2003
    Depends on what you're doing and brightness of screen. I typically get 4 hours in total even with ClicktoFlash enabled. But it can be much more if the screen is at 1/2 brightness. In some ways Safari is a worse culprit than programs like Word and Excel. Even animated GIFs use quite a lot of CPU.

    So what you see seems pretty normal.
  6. aeboi macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2009
    Bay Area
    playing a flash video cut my battery life by more than 1/2

    lets go html5

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