real battery time across mbp line

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tim100, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. tim100 macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2009
  2. aimbdd, Nov 23, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010

    aimbdd macrumors 6502a

    Dec 10, 2008
    East Cost
  3. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    13" at full screen brightness while browsing the web in multi-tabs gets 4-5 hours.

    13" while doing more intensive tasks gets about 2-3 hours.

    13" doing video encoding gets 1.5-2 hours.

    13" gaming gets about 2-2.5 houes.

    13" heavy gaming gets about 1.5-2 hours.


    Thats my experience with my unibody 13" MBP :)
  4. tigress666 macrumors 68040

    Apr 14, 2010
    Washington State
    It be better if people posted what year MBP they have too as my 2010 MBP 13" may not be the same as the previous year (I know one of their big claims was the 10 hour battery life).

    So anyways, 2010 MBP 13" - 7.5 hours, half brightness (maybe a little less), moderate-heavy safari use, word, backlit keyboard (at lowest setting, I just like how it looks better, not that I need it), terminal running. Sometimes let sit enough to have power saver go on though so it's not constantly running (though it mostly is).
  5. uMBPi728 macrumors member

    Nov 19, 2010
    Glendale, Ca and Berkeley
    i7 here...

    I think it's more meaningful to state actual time on battery. I use MiniBatteryLogger for that. And I get a log of my daily use, very useful.

    1) 17" mid-2010 MBP (peek@signature)
    2) 2.8GHz
    3) These are conservative numbers...

    Mostly web: about 7-8.5hrs*; Moderate use: web, photoshop, iphoto, aperture, html coding, python, terminal--not all running at once, open/close: about 6-7hrs*; Heavy use same as moderate but with external Seagate 500GB 7200 drive attached: 4.5-5.5 hrs*.

    *flash is off, backlight keyboard light is off, BT & wifi off, brightness: one bar except when proofing photos for short intervals: 8bars

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