Post your battery life with mavericks

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by osx11, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. osx11 macrumors 6502a

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  3. verpeiler macrumors 6502a

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    MBA mid 2012
    98% with 7:36 left (was about 1 hour less with ML)
     
  4. farmermac macrumors 6502a

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    keeping an eye on this thread. Update your original posts with actual run time once battery is exhausted. Wondering what it could add to my 2010's battery run time
     
  5. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

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    13 inch early 2011 pro 2.3ghz with 16gb ram, at 86% with 4:57 hours left
     
  6. nylon macrumors 6502a

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    Early 2013 15" rMBP:

    5:50 remaining at 81% battery charge.
     
  7. DowdyFick macrumors regular

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    This thread it pointless. It automatically assumes that everyone's battery is calibrated correctly. If everyone set a timer and ran from 100-0 then that would be better.
     
  8. g4manimac macrumors 6502

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    No joke my early 09 MacBook says 3+ hours when fully charged and don't last but 1 they likely add an hour off the top just to get that WOW factor for the people that have kept up with the (time remaining) But test will prove it and I would like to see
     
  9. madmacfan macrumors 6502

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    35% charge with 2 hours and 20mins remaining. up by almost 2 hours compared to what i got with ML
     
  10. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    That looks like the remaining charge time. 2013 MBAs should easily get 8+hrs on 84%.

    My early 2011 13" MBP gets 5.5hrs with a few background apps and Chrome browsing, and 6.5hrs with Safari browsing. That is roughly up 40-70min increase. Looks like Apple lived up to their "additional hour of browsing" promise with Mavericks.

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    That assumption is not without good reason. All modern Mac portables, dating as far back as 5 years, ship, and have shipped, with fully calibrated batteries.
     
  11. DowdyFick macrumors regular

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    Which need to be calibrated regularly for an accurate time remaining reading. Don't make me go all GGJstudios up in here. :D
     
  12. MaulRx Suspended

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    Nope, that was the remaining time, even now at 98% it says 4:20
     
  13. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    Not true. Batteries from newer portables do not need to be regularly calibrated. This is right in the Macrumors Battery FAQ, under "Calibration of newer unibody models" section.

    Here are more threads on the topic:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1293251
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1311776
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1303140
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1295838

    Unless you have wildly irregular usage patterns, whereby you're not using your Mac for month+ at a time, or keep it plugged in for weeks at a time, calibration is not necessary.

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    Interesting. Under what usage is that? Are you using resource intensive applications/plugins?
     
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