MacBook Pro Battery life

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fenjen, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. fenjen macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2012
    Hi guys, there's probably a thousand threads about this, but I have searched and didn't find what I was looking for.

    So anyway, what battery life should I be getting on a quadcore (2.3ghz) i7 Macbook pro with normal usage. I think I'm getting 4 hours at most. The Macbook is second hand but it isn't really old (coconut battery says 19 weeks and 75 battery cycles, which where 16 and 55 or so when I got it.). Right now I'm on 64% and it says I have 2:46 left.
    What battery lifes are you guys getting?
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    I have a similar MBP and I get around 6-8 hours with mine as long as I don't have the display brightness up all the way.

    Check out the Apple Notebook Battery FAQ for more information.
  3. wmage macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2012
    San Francisco
    Download gfxCardStatus and force integrated graphics.
  4. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    It doesn't matter what it "says". That estimate will change a thousand times depending on what you're doing at the time.

    You need to clock it yourself for a true reading or get a battery logger that does this for you.
  5. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    I have the 2.2GHz 17in 2011 model and runs around 6-8 with just browsing.
    If you have the 2012 model with Ivy, you should have better battery since CPU consumes less.

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