MBP Battery usage ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MoeOz, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. MoeOz macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2007
    MBP SR Full Charge 2,2 2GB Ram Full Brigthness , DVD Encode the battery run out of juice in almost one hour .. is it normal ?

    processor ranked full , temp 80c , 35 battery cycles - health 96% .
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    That sounds somewhere between about right and really good.
  3. Neutral Gamer macrumors 6502a

    Neutral Gamer

    DVD encoding uses a hell of a lot of processing power up and coupled with having your screen on full brightness then that battery's gonna be eaten up pretty quickly I'm afraid.

    If you really wanna do processor intensive tasks on a MBP then plugging it in would be best. If you have the battery menu bar option enabled and show the remaining time you'll see that it changes depending on what you're task you're doing. So browsing the web might give you 3.5 hours remaining but as soon as you pop in a DVD and start watching it might fall down to 1.5.
  4. MoeOz thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2007

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