Real battery life to expect from MBP 15"

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

  1. propropro macrumors regular

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    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

    clevin

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    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

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  4. SubaruNation555 macrumors 6502

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    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

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    same goes for me.
     
  6. Scorch07 macrumors 6502

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    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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