macbook pro battery life skeptics?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by njsa04playa, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. njsa04playa macrumors 6502

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    hi everyone currently i have a mbp 13 inch 2010 model, and am suffering from some short battery life, i get about 2 hours and 15 minutes with only chrome and safari open streaming video from mtv.com


    is this normal???


    Thanks and any help would be appreciated.

    I have about 132 cycles and 95% health
     
  2. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    Flash "not" eating battery life skeptics

    Flash content uses a lot of CPU/GPU, which will eat up battery rapidly. It is not normal, but it's by no means Apple's, nor MTV's fault. It is the fault of Adobe's for not being able to properly encode what regrettably has become a standard for online video.
     
  3. njsa04playa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    is there anything i can do besids the obvious... lowering display brightness etc.
     
  4. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

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    Sadly no :(
     
  5. Srirama macrumors member

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  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Avoid sites that use Flash...

    You don't get something (processing power) for nothing.
     
  7. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    Not use Chrome?
     
  8. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    Buy a Windows 7 Laptop. It runs flash no sweat, cool & quiet with great speed & battery life.

    My personal preference leans towards Apple, but I use a Windows laptop too. I've never been interested in viewing streaming video's or movies on a laptop, but I have friends who do.

    I'd much rather kick back and watch that type of entertainment in my home theatre. Nothing beats a really big screen and totally immersive audio.
     

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