New Macbook 13 has longer batterylife than MBP 13?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fibrizo, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. fibrizo macrumors 6502

    fibrizo

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    I was just reading the review at Gizmodo

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    And the battery life while playing h264 video is significantly longer?
    The battery is the same 60wh...

    Also the performance is near par with the high end 2.53 model?

    What kind of voodoo went into this?
     
  2. kryptonianjorel macrumors 6502

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    Uh, less power requiring parts? a dimmer screen?
     
  3. fibrizo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure the screen is dimmer. And part wise, it's the same as the MBP 13, especially because they test with the key lights off... So they either made some big changes in hardware or power management for having the same specs.
     
  4. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Leopard tested on the MBP, Snow Leopard on the MB accounts for the small difference in performance scores.

    No it's not:

    Gizmodo:
     
  5. kryptonianjorel macrumors 6502

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    How about the fact that the MBP has a 2.53GHz processor, and the MB only has a 2.26GHz processor?
     
  6. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Understood. You get approx. 5-7% better Geekbench from Leopard to SL. Tack that on to the scores and it's right on.
     

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