My iBook's amazing battery.

mad jew

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So I whipped the lil' iBook out at uni today, only to notice the strangest thing when I clicked on the little battery in the Menu Bar. I just thought I'd post this since we seem to be getting quite a few threads started asking how long the things last. Can anyone beat this?

Oh, and for the record, this was from a shut down and it was one of the first things I did upon logging in. :)
 

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kretzy

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mad jew said:
So I whipped the lil' iBook out at uni today, only to notice the strangest thing when I clicked on the little battery in the Menu Bar. I just thought I'd post this since we seem to be getting quite a few threads started asking how long the things last. Can anyone beat this?

Oh, and for the record, this was from a shut down and it was one of the first things I did upon logging in. :)
hahaha.....i had the same thing happen on my PB the other day (surprisingly, considering the battery life ;) ) after i had woken it from sleep mode.
 
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mad jew

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It's great, isn't it. A week and a half of solid use. :p

I thought this was a bit weird though, since it happened straight after starting her up. :confused:
 
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mad jew said:
So I whipped the lil' iBook out at uni today, only to notice the strangest thing when I clicked on the little battery in the Menu Bar. I just thought I'd post this since we seem to be getting quite a few threads started asking how long the things last. Can anyone beat this?

Oh, and for the record, this was from a shut down and it was one of the first things I did upon logging in. :)
hehe, I always get this once my iBook wakes up from sleep. I think i've seen it reach 500 hours or something :D
 
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persianpunisher

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I CAN beat that, although at the time i didnt know how to take screen shots, and I still dont know how. I had it once at 330:16
 
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bodeh6

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The battery is very good. I get 4-5 hours and it is pure portable bliss. My bro and sis's Dell Inspiron 8600 and 5150 are each lucky to get 2 hours.
 
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truz

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I hope the new ibooks (macbooks) comes with good battery life (same as current ibooks or better).
 
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Kreamy

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4-5 hours is barely amazing considering the specs.

PeeCee companies offer 8 hour flavours now at much higher speeds, and they're pretty :D if only Apple would license OS X to Sony... *sigh*
 
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StoneWolf

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Kreamy said:
4-5 hours is barely amazing considering the specs.

PeeCee companies offer 8 hour flavours now at much higher speeds, and they're pretty :D if only Apple would license OS X to Sony... *sigh*
Very few PC companies offer that kind of battery life at a reasonable price though. To get that kind of battery you often have to go with a premium model from an expensive brand like Thinkpad or Sony. I think 4-5 hours is excellent for the price you pay for an iBook.
 
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thegreatluke

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When I crammed a car battery into my Mac Portable, I got a whopping four hours of battery life out of it!

It weighed less than the old battery too.

:D

Disclaimer: I never actually had a Mac Portable and I never actually crammed a car battery into said paperweight.
 
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