MBP Battery Life

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jutiger, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. jutiger macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2009
    Do you guys really get 7 hrs of usage on the MBP's battery? I don't seem to get that? I was just using it for surfing the net, checking email and watching some videos on youtube. I am on energy saver so it shouldn't use too much juice but the battery on last about 3hrs or slightly more. Is there something wrong with my MBP's battery. Just got it for 2 weeks.
  2. JeddaHost macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2008
    Washington, DC
    Same here on a new MBP 13-inch, i tried calibrating it few times but the same thing

    maximum usage is about 4:30 hours

    my usage is:
    Email, Safari, iTunes, and some times QuickTime !
  3. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000


    Nov 14, 2008
  4. DivineEvil macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2009
    I used to get about 6-7 hrs. with Leopard on everything dimmed, brightness on the lowest settings, backlid off. Now with SL on the same settings I get about 4-5 hrs... Apple should fix this.
  5. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Maybe when your using the least amount of power possible. But usually not with regular use.
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    There's your problem.
  7. morrisman1 macrumors 6502

    i dont have a 7-hour battery, ive got the pre-pro unibody macbook with the normal battery and i can achieve about 4.5 hours of normal use just browsing the net, documents etc on wifi. Sounds like you are using it heavier than what apple did when they test them. I think apple runs a loop of commands and has the brightness set to 50% and wifi on.

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