Macbook Pro battery life with Ivy Bridge?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Juan TS, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Juan TS macrumors member

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    In an estimation, how better would it be an actual '11 Macbook Pro battery life with the Ivy Bridge processors?
    Supposing they now have 7 hours with the Sandy Bridge, would they have like 10 hours with the Ivy? More? Less?
     
  2. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    With the other (current) components:
    Around +20 percent (= 8,4 hours), based on the current 7 hours

    If they redesign the MBP, then probably much more (up to +100 percent). But Lion is not very efficient, so i doubt that you can use your new IB MBP longer than 4-5 hours.
     
  3. Juan TS thread starter macrumors member

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    With longer than 4-5 hours you refer to the total hours? Or more 4/5 hours to the actual battery life time? Meaning it will probably have 11-12 hours?
     
  4. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    By 4/5 he means total time, not added to something.


    As for my guess, since I don't work for Apple and have no idea, I'll just say better than the current ones.
     
  5. Juan TS thread starter macrumors member

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    I really doubt they will decrease the Macbook's autonomy (again). Hope 10 hours.
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Why wish for 10 hours when you can wish for 100 hours???
     
  7. Tanax macrumors 6502a

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    Because it's unrealistic? :rolleyes:
    In that case, why wish for only 100 hours when you can wish for infinite batterylife???
     
  8. Juan TS thread starter macrumors member

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    Why wish for infinite battery life when you can wish for the perfect Macbook Pro, with infinite battery life and all that magical stuff? :D
     
  9. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    Why are you wasting your time worrying about such things? Do you work for Apple? If not, just wait till the announcement. Chances are they won't announce a 11" MBP anyway.
     
  10. NZed macrumors 65816

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    What if Apple used a new battery with new technology that could last longer? All this assumption would then change.
     
  11. Juan TS thread starter macrumors member

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    It is the most likely to happen.
     
  12. 2hvy4grvty macrumors 6502

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    Why would a physical case redesign affect the power consumption of internal components?

    Also, do realize CPU doesn't consume 100% of the battery life. You realize there's the GPU, the screen, the keyboard, the RAM, the motherboard itself, the harddrive, all of which sip that v-juice right?
     
  13. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Cuy they might be able to design a more compact battery, also if the redesign finds a better way to manage heat, the less the internal components have to work hence another reason for better battery life...
     
  14. 2hvy4grvty macrumors 6502

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    Battery technology has been relatively stagnant. There's no Moore's law for batteries.

    Are you referring to the fans for your second part? Because if you're referring to the hardware itself, I don't think you know what you're talking about. It's not a car man, it's a computer.
     
  15. jsolares macrumors 6502a

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    Hold on, let me turn on my engineering sample and run it down...
    If and it's a very big if Intel managed to do what they've announced cpu will use 20% less power which could be very close to 10-15% more battery life.

    Not only a more compact battery but they could also do a bigger battery
     
  16. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Thanx man great assumption!

    Btw Yes if the inside of a computer heats up the fans have to run faster and more hence the battery life will decrease or how is the computer supposed to cool itself?? I know its not a car but thanx for the clear up :rolleyes:
     

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