new 12" Macbook Pro - battery.

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

  1. MrMaverick macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2007
    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

    Sep 30, 2003
    When I had a 12" Powerbook I averaged 4-5 hours.
  3. MrMaverick thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2007
    My battery is only a year and a half old. Perhaps it's just a 'bad' battery.
  4. zioxide macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2006
    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


    Jan 15, 2006
    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!


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