new 25W cpu - more battery-time?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ZballZ, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. ZballZ macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2006
    One thing Im looking for in the new MBP is more battery-time, dreaming of 6 hours+ - which I know wont happen this time.

    But moving down to a 25W cpu, meaning less power-usage, less heat, less fan-usage, and probably the new screens, which is also less power. How much more battery-time is realistic to expect?

    Or is this a "no-priority" for apple - meaning they would make the MBP smaller by reducing battery-size?
  2. rolex54 macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I would say that apple is happy with their 5 hours of usage that they say the MBP can get. My guess is it stays the same
  3. ryannazaretian macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2008
    Who has realistically gotten 5 productive hours out of their battery. The only way I can manage to get 5 hours is if the screen is off, wifi is off, bluetooth is off and I don't touch it for 5 hours. Right now I'm at 95% with 3:31 left.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention no apps running either.
  4. ZballZ thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2006
    Maybe they mean 5 hours - in sleep mode! :)

    I just wonder; portability seems the way they go - always making laptops smaller and lighter. This calls for better batteries as well! Other companies have notebooks at 8-9 hours now. I know it is not the norm, but still, apple should make more of an effort to make this work, and not just rely on intel to produce low-voltage cpus - my wet dreams include a 10 hour macbook pro, ooh would be sweet.

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