New 15" PB with better than expected Battery

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hacurio1, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. hacurio1 macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2002
    I just got my new 15” AluBook and I’m so happy. Initially, I was very scared with all the reports about poor battery life, hinge problems, white spots, etc. But, as of today, October 7, I got a perfect machine, and even my battery life has been substantially higher than I expect it to be. I’m very satisfied with my purchase. I don’t know if people are getting 3.5+ hours of battery life with airport on, but I’m consistently getting that battery life with settings for longest battery life. What I did is took the battery out when I got my book, used Ac to upgrade to 10.2.8, restarted, and I put the battery back on. I followed all the instructions on calibrating the battery, so I charged it and then drained until it went to sleep. BTW, My PB is a 1.2 GHz with standard config. without superdrive.
  2. alia macrumors 6502a


    Apr 2, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    Taking the battery out while you play, er... I mean UPGRADE ;) is a good idea! I'll have to try that in a few weeks, when I get my machine.

    I'm so excited!!!!

  3. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    i didn't know you could use the comp without a battery? :confused:

    i haven't really tried seeing how much battery life i can get now... but i think the 10.2.8 update did help.

    perhaps anyone who 'conditioned' their battery with 10.2.7 installed could have inadvertantly given their battery a lower capacity?!!:eek: i hope not...
  4. mrjamin macrumors 65816


    Feb 6, 2003
    as long as the power supply's in you can! if you go into most apple stores/apple resellers, their laptops always have the batteries taken out of them
  5. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    I easily get 3 1/2-4 hours of battery life without taking the battery out and upgrading or doing anything besides calibrating it once and using a modest power profile.

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