Penryn Battery Life?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Jman888, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Jman888 macrumors regular

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    What are You Guy's Real Life Experiences. Trying To Decide Between MB,M1330,M1530,Or Mayby Asus F8 (2.53Ghz + 3650 for 1400 but only 2hrs...)

    What do you get under low end useage + Low Screen Brightness (Like Lowest/25%)

    Also do you know how a refurb MBP Would Compare?
     
  2. deriko100 macrumors 6502

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    Apple claims that the Penryn Model lasts 4-5 hours depending on 15.4 or 17 inch's, from experience the screen dims as it gets a low battery to save some battery and when you plug it into a charger the screen turns up, apple will probably gain or loose battery life in the new Macbook Pros, it all depends.
     
  3. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    After six months of use, I'm getting 3-4 hours on my Penryn MBP 15".
     
  4. Jman888 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I still get five to six hours after two months, working with text only of course.
    Display brightness set to maybe 15-20%, sometimes higher depending on the light.
     
  6. Jman888 thread starter macrumors regular

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    You Mean Web Browsing? If So :-0
     
  7. spinnerlys Guest

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    No web browsing, editing and writing text in Pages and BibiDesk.
     
  8. P Mentior macrumors regular

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    I commonly get about 4 with wifi on and screen at or below 25%.
     

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