Retina effect on battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wesk702, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    So I didn't see anything regarding battery life on the new retina MacBook on the feeds I was reading. Is this a sign that it's going to be a real drainer? Please tell me it was mentioned in the keynote.
     
  2. hobsgrg macrumors 6502

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    The current MacBook Pro has a 77.5 watt hour battery, the retina MacBook Pro has a 95 watt hour battery so yes retina does drain battery more but it has a bigger battery so the battery life should be roughly the same. The same as they did with iPad 2 and then retina on new iPad

    Both are quoted for up to 7 hours wireless web use
     
  3. Raid macrumors 68020

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    The main effect of the retina display on the battery is that it will look awesome while your battery drains. :)

    As for the expected battery life on the new laptops it was in the Live coverage:
     
  4. EpsilonExordium macrumors member

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    I wonder if it will take twice as long to charge like the ipad 3
     
  5. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

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    That's a function of the battery and has absolutely nothing to do with the screen.
     
  6. wesk702 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Totally hate that about the new iPad.
     
  7. Jiten macrumors 6502a

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    I sure hope you are right on this.
     

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