Real World Battery Test on MBP13" 2011

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Chiuy, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Chiuy macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2011
    NorCal, Bay Area
    So I've had this MacBook Pro 13" i5 2011 for about two weeks.
    I'm actually quite impressed on what this laptop can do compare to my Windows7 laptop since I used to be a Windows person but just switched over two weeks ago.

    1) Battery Life
    Omg! I love this! When Apple means 7-8hrs of battery life, they mean 7-8hrs battery life. Unlike my HP Envy Beats, which HP says 7hrs of battery life, only last 2hrs the most and 3.5hrs idle.
    But this computer is beyond that.

    Real World Tests
    Idle - 9hrs+ with screensaver.
    Surfing with Wi-Fi - 7hrs with 3/4 brightness.
    Surfing with 3G - 6hrs.
    Adobe Photoshop - 4hrs. (Photography editing stuff or making logos)
    Adobe Premiere - 3.5hrs of editing or around 2hrs of pure rendering.
    Games, World of Warcraft, SCII, TF2, League of Legends - 2-3 hours at medium setting.
    Music - 5hrs.
    Videos - 4-5hrs
    (Backlight keyboard were off)

    That was just basically my experience of how good the battery life on the MacBook Pro 13" 2011 is.
  2. Badbaw macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2011
    Glad to hear you switched over. How you liking the Mac experience?
  3. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
    I switched to a MBP from a 17" HP Envy because the battery life was so horrible. It said something like 3 hours with the extended battery IIRC - that was true if I wasn't doing anything except let it idle, otherwise I'd get half that. When Apple says 7 hours, they mean with actual normal usage and is the main reason I switched (well, battery life and build quality)
  4. Chiuy thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2011
    NorCal, Bay Area
    It's actually quite amazing.
    But the only actual problems I'm really having is that I found that Apple back end of the files are a bit messy compares to Windows.
    Like Program Files x84, etc.
    Apple files are just kind of scatter everywhere.
    Im still trying to get used to everything, but besides that, the Mac OSx is pretty amazing and organized.

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