new 12" Macbook Pro - battery.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MrMaverick, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. MrMaverick macrumors newbie

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    Much has been said since rumors started pouring in about the possible, and likely, release of the 12" powerbook at Macworld in '08. A lot of the comments posted have focused on size, screen ports etc., but does anyone have any idea what might be done concerning battery power?

    I'm running a 12" powerbook and I get 1.5 hrs max, even with extended battery settings, running word.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    When I had a 12" Powerbook I averaged 4-5 hours.
     
  3. MrMaverick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My battery is only a year and a half old. Perhaps it's just a 'bad' battery.
     
  4. zioxide macrumors 603

    zioxide

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    Yeah your 12'' PB battery is definitely dead. Download coconut battery and check it.

    As for the ultraportable MBP, it depends on a lot of things.

    If they use a LV C2D, X3100 graphics, SSD drive probably 6 solid hours.
     
  5. acearchie macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    yeh either use coconut battery or iStatPro to check the health of your battery,

    mines at 40% after 213 cycles, mainly because someone switched my charger for a powerbook G4 17" model and it took me a few days to realise!

    Irratating!
     

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