Only PC users in the library bring their charger.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Boesky, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Boesky macrumors 6502

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  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That's funny because like my iPhone I need to be friendly with the plugs. Then again I have a MB Air.
     
  3. spillproof macrumors 68020

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  4. MMM.PWR macrumors 6502

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    So far this is what I've noticed in my classes. There's this woman that brings her big ass laptop to class every time and ends up plugging it in 1/2 way through.
     
  5. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    Haha, I've noticed this ALL the time! I find it hilarious!
     
  6. macgirl89 macrumors member

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    Before I made the switch, I always noticed that all the people who had MacBooks never used their chargers at school. I found this strange at the time, because I was getting like 30 minutes to an hour off of my HP laptop. I was like, "WTF? How does their laptop last?!" Well, now I know!

    7 hours.
    :apple:
     
  7. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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    I can't help it...

    it's cause PC users are the only ones doing real work in the library (buuuurn!) :D

    Or...

    It's because mac users just stare at their computers' external casing while PC users are busy using it to get stuff done (buuuurn!) :)

    hehe

    PS I'm a Mac user just some good fun.
     
  8. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Hey, that hurt. Some of us have Rev A Unibodies that only get 3-3.5 hours unless you shut off the dedicated GPU. :mad:
     
  9. soms macrumors 6502

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    I "maybe" get 3.5 if I have almost everything off and the screen dimmed, but I carry my charger with me if I'm doing anything important.

    One guy in a class a year ago had a HUGE Alienware 17", and he always had it plugged in. I doubt it would go 20 mins w/ just battery power.
     
  10. prodigee macrumors 6502a

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    I always have my charger, I like to keep it plugged in whenever I can, better for the battery that way the less cycles the better, although I really do enjoy when I am on battery being able to go for almost an entire day of word processing, email, and internet browsing, on a single charge, it really is great.
     
  11. Nermal Moderator

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    I get 10 hours with my 2nd-gen MBP. Five at first, then I swap the battery and get another 5 :cool: :p
     
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  13. jt2ga65 macrumors regular

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    I used to get 4-6 hours with my Dell, and could get almost 10 if I used 3 batteries between 2 battery bays. I can only get 3 hours with my 17 MBP. Maybe 4 hours if I let the display go to sleep and do nothing else.

    -jt2
     
  14. kr26633z macrumors newbie

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    i do feel i got my moneys worth when you see people digging through their bags praying they brought their charger with them. if turn airport off and dim the screen to 1 or 2 it tells me i can get 8-9 hours and seems to count down consistantly (MBP 13' summer)
     

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