rMBP battery usage

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Meister, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. Meister Suspended

    Meister

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    I am wondering about the battery life of my brand new rmbp 2.4ghz/8gb/256gb.
    I noticed that I only get approx 5 - 6 hours.

    Usage behavior is:
    Tethering via iPad mini, brightness: 5 bars less than brightest

    Apps running:
    pages, numbers, word, photoshop, a view documents in preview and adobe reader, safari (approx 10tabs), mail, sme cloud service, notes.

    Is this normal?
    I am almost thinking about swapping with my gf.
    She's got the mba haswell 4gb/256gb. I wonder if I would get more battery out of that one.
    I really need the battery time, cuz I work a lot on the go and can't take a power adapter with me.
     
  2. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

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    I was always paranoid with my new systems but it will improve after a few battery cycles.
     
  3. johnnylarue, Nov 7, 2013
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    johnnylarue macrumors 6502a

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    New batteries have a bit of a break-in period. It should improve after a few cycles.

    That said, your GF's MBA will probably still mop the floor with your Pro. Battery life is its bread & butter.
     

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