Macbook Pro Battery Usage

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CJUN26, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. CJUN26 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2011
    West Coast
    Hey everyone. Excited for lion osx? LOL. I am :D

    Question now:

    How am I supposed to be using my battery skill for my macbook pro?
    My laptop is 14 months old or 15 (bought it last june 2010).
    I have 284 count cycles? what does that mean?

    I've read the apple sites and all that still don't get it.
    I kinda wanna know how do YOU GUYS use your battery usage?
    How do you guys go about it?

    Maybe that'll help me more to get some insights.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Use your computer how you want to. Do not let artificial concerns about battery life determine how you use your computer. The simple fact is that the vast majority of batteries- regardless of use- will fall under the fat part of the bell curve and will last you until you replace your machine.
  3. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020


    Jul 9, 2009
    a cycle isn't how many times your battery has reached 100%, but rather how many times the battery has charged to 100% in total...

    For example, if you drain your battery to 75% and charge it back up 25% (to 100) and do that 4 times, that's one cycle, so....
    4 charges of 25% is 1 cycle, 10 charges of 10% is 1 cycle, 5 charges of 20% is 1 cycle, etc.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:

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