Real battery life to expect from MBP 15"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by propropro, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. propropro macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2004
    I'm planning on buying a MBP 15"... let's say I'm waiting for the upcoming upgrade to penryn ;)
    In my work I use a HP Compaq 6910p, with 2GB RAM, core 2 duo 2 GHZ Santa Rosa chipset and I'm very disappointed with its battery life: some moderate use of photoshop, word processing ,reading pdfs, internet navigation via wifi and display at 50% brightness brings me only 2,5 hours at most...
    Can I except some more battery life from Macbook Pro or is this the norm with modern laptops?
  2. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    did that HP 6910p claim up to 15h battery life?

    nevermind, most reviews say the HP can last about 3.6~4 hours in real life..

    anyway, I think MBP will last longer, but for what you do, it won't be much longer, maybe 3 hours...
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
  4. SubaruNation555 macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2007
    Arlington, VA USA
    My new 15" MacBook Pro gets about 3:30-3:45 hours when browsing the internet, using Office and using iTunes with full brightness. It can pull off about 4 with reduced brightness. However, my battery is at 98% capacity.
  5. Csmitte macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2007
    same goes for me.
  6. Scorch07 macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2007
    Yeah, you'll probably get 3-4 hours on it. When I first unplug it on medium brightness, on Wi-Fi, browsing the internet and maybe have iTunes open, mine estimates about 4:30, but I haven't actually tested to see if that's accurate.

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