MBP 13" - 5 Hour Battery Life (round 2)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Filbert, May 29, 2010.

  1. Filbert macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2007

    FWIW: I updated to the new 13" MBP from a late 2007 MB. I'm very happy with it in all but one respect: the battery life seems to be in the 5+ hour range, nowhere near the 7-8 I would expect (let alone the 'up to 10' advertised) with light web browsing, 1/2 brightness, etc.

    I contacted Apple, who got me to a 'battery specialist,' who asked me to send in my system profile. A new battery was authorized, based on the fact that my battery didn't seem to be reaching capacity (or something to that effect). Okay, cool. Got it replaced at an apple store, and.....we're maybe a little better, but still in the same ballpark.

    Logic would dictate that maybe it isn't the battery, but I'm not running anything intensive (firefox, word, entourage), bluetooth is off, 1/2 brightness, so I don't know what the culprit might be.

    Funny - if Apple advertised 6 hour battery life, I'd be completely happy. Suggesting 10 hours is a little disappointing.

    On the plus side: I only expect battery life to improve in the years to come, so by the time I get my next MBP, maybe 10 hours will be a reality.

  2. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2009
    I have not quite timed mine yet but it definitely gets double if not more the time that my 2 year old 15" Macbook Pro used to get (had the replaceable battery in it).
  3. ouimetnick macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    I get about 6-7 hours on my mom's 13" MBP Mid 2010. I have screen at 1/2 brightness, and have music of full volume, and surfing safari.

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