rMBP 15'' Battery use

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  1. Gpulvi, Jun 23, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2014

    Gpulvi macrumors member

    Gpulvi

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    Hi! I've just got my new rMBP 15'' base model (i7 2.0, 8 GB RAM) and I'm wondering about the battery use.

    I've read this recent article in Gizmodo, but I don't know if it's correct.

    I've been using Mac laptops for some years and I always do the 0% - 100% / 100% - 0% cycle. I plug it only when it asks to. Am I doing the right thing?

    Thanks in advance for your answers and advice.
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Most people say when asleep plug it in if possible and use it how you want it.
     
  3. SVTmaniac macrumors 6502

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    With the new batteries you can pretty much do whatever you want. There's no need to drain it completely and you can charge it back up at anytime. No need to let it fully charge either it won't make a difference. The big thing is to not leave it plugged in for long periods of time (like weeks). If it's going to be plugged in for a long time then unplug it and run it on battery at least once a week or the battery will deteriorate since it's not being used at all.
     
  4. Gpulvi thread starter macrumors member

    Gpulvi

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    Thanks!
     

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