Retina effect on battery

wesk702

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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.
 

hobsgrg

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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
 

Raid

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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:
Macrumors Live Coverage said:
10:34 am Up to 7 hours of battery, 30 days of standby.
 
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