New Macbook Pro's Review

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    Hmm, the battery test does seem to be right on par with the upgrade. Right now I get about 2:30 doing the same test Giz does for the battery (half brightness, wifi on, movie playing), so that extra hour is really nice. I would figure you can get really close to that 7 hour mark if you are just surfing and chatting and stuff, which is what Apple's test is.
     
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    ?? It's not...
     
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    A mod moved it to the correct forum. Sorry about the confusion. :apple:
     
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    But, it looks like the 13" got only about 30 minutes more runtime. It was the 15" model that picked up the full hour.
     
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    Could it be the fact that the 13" has a 58 wh battery and the 15" has a 73 wh battery?

    The 2 inch bigger screen being an LED screen may not take much more juice to power, maybe about 8 WH more to power, so you're getting something like 7 wh extra?
     
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    Hmm, yeah they have the 2008 Macbook listed at 2:52, but I cannot get that when I play movies, I can only seem to get about 2 and a half hours, so I was saying that the hour difference was from my experience and the new test for the 13" MBP.
     
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    In any case, the Gizmoto battery tests are not really that encouraging since the so-called 7-hour battery only lasted 3h31m on the 13" model (although they were running an H264 video which would be a pretty demanding test). Since it only lasted a little over 30 minutes longer than the old 5-hour battery it doesn't appear likely that you'll get anything near to 2 hours more runtime (even when considering a less demanding work load).

    I estimated yesterday that the new battery would give about one more hour runtime over the existing MacBook (indicating a near best-case runtime of somewhere between 4 and 5 hours on the new 13" MacBook Pro). However, one more hour even when under a light work load isn't too bad so I'm not really complaining. The new battery is a win.
     
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  11. jman240 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    People were comparing the 13 inch 2008 model to the new 13 inch 2009 models. Figured they'd want to see this. Oh well.
     

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