rMCB 15" battery life

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Razer(x), Nov 6, 2014.

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What's the battery life of your Retina Macbook Pro 15"?

  1. 4 hours

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  2. 5 hours

    5 vote(s)
    23.8%
  3. 6 hours

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  4. 7 hours

    6 vote(s)
    28.6%
  5. 8+ hours

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  1. Razer(x) macrumors regular

    Razer(x)

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    #1
    I can't get any more than 5 hours listening to Spotify + light Safari use and that worries me

    What's your average battery life with your Retina Macbook Pro 15"?
     
  2. andeify macrumors 6502

    andeify

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    Location:
    UK
    #2
    Do you have the discreet graphics card? What's the details of your machine?
     
  3. redspear macrumors newbie

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    #3
    A brand new rMBP pro

    Hi,

    I'm very disappointed with the macbook pro 15" battery lifetime. I had high expectations after upgrading from my macbook air 2011 which i had about 3-4 hours battery lifetime.

    Usually i have 3 different estimations: 3, 4 and 5 hour. i don't know which is causing these differences but are far away from the 9 hours apple says.

    I work in email, excel, powerpoint most of the times but sometimes i have reports that Powerpoint is consuming battery (when i'm not working in it).

    Since this is a brand new macbook pro (less than 2 weeks) i'm only using it with yosemite so i don't know if this is a OS X problem.

    This is ETRECheck report:

    Problem description:
    Test

    EtreCheck version: 2.0.11 (98)
    Report generated 6 de Novembro de 2014 às 15:34:11 WET

    Hardware Information: ??
    MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) (Verified)
    MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro11,3
    1 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 CPU: 4-core
    16 GB RAM Not upgradeable
    BANK 0/DIMM0
    8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ok
    BANK 1/DIMM0
    8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ok
    Bluetooth: Good - Handoff/Airdrop2 supported
    Wireless: en0: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

    Video Information: ??
    Intel Iris Pro -
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M - VRAM: 2048 MB
    Color LCD spdisplays_2880x1800Retina
    ASUS PA238 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz

    System Software: ??
    OS X 10.10.1 (14B17) - Uptime: 5:28:55

    Disk Information: ??
    APPLE SSD SM0512F disk0 : (500,28 GB)
    S.M.A.R.T. Status: Verified
    EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted> : 210 MB
    Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted> [Recovery]: 650 MB
    Macintosh HD (disk1) / [Startup]: 499.05 GB (137.23 GB free)
    Core Storage: disk0s2 499.42 GB Online

    USB Information: ??
    Apple Internal Memory Card Reader
    Apple Inc. BRCM20702 Hub
    Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller
    Apple Inc. Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad

    Thunderbolt Information: ??
    Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus

    Configuration files: ??
    /etc/hosts - Count: 1

    Gatekeeper: ??
    Anywhere

    Kernel Extensions: ??
    /Applications/Splashtop Streamer.app
    [not loaded] com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower (1.6.6 - SDK 10.6) Support
    [not loaded] com.splashtop.driver.SRXDisplayCard (1.6 - SDK 10.7) Support
    [not loaded] com.splashtop.driver.SRXFrameBufferConnector (1.6 - SDK 10.7) Support

    /Applications/VMware Fusion.app
    [loaded] com.vmware.kext.vmci (90.6.3) Support
    [loaded] com.vmware.kext.vmioplug.14.1.3 (14.1.3) Support
    [loaded] com.vmware.kext.vmnet (0223.55.95) Support
    [loaded] com.vmware.kext.vmx86 (0223.55.95) Support
    [loaded] com.vmware.kext.vsockets (90.6.0) Support

    /Library/Extensions
    [loaded] com.logmein.hamachi (1.0.0) Support

    /System/Library/Extensions
    [not loaded] com.Ralink.driver.RT2870USBWirelessDriver (4.2.6 - SDK 10.6) Support
    [not loaded] com.ZTE.driver.ZTEUSBMassStorageFilter (1.3.1) Support
    [not loaded] com.seagate.driver.PowSecDriverCore (5.1.1) Support
    [not loaded] com.wdc.driver.1394.64.10.9 (1.0.1 - SDK 10.9) Support
    [not loaded] com.wdc.driver.USB.64.10.9 (1.0.1 - SDK 10.9) Support

    /System/Library/Extensions/Seagate Storage Driver.kext/Contents/PlugIns
    [not loaded] com.seagate.driver.PowSecLeafDriver_10_4 (5.1.1) Support
    [not loaded] com.seagate.driver.PowSecLeafDriver_10_5 (5.1.1) Support
    [not loaded] com.seagate.driver.SeagateDriveIcons (5.1.1) Support

    Problem System Launch Agents: ??
    [failed] com.paragon-software.NTFS.SparkleUpdate.plist Support
    [running] com.paragon.NTFS.notify.plist Support

    Launch Agents: ??
    [running] com.logmein.hamachimb.plist Support
    [not loaded] com.splashtop.streamer-for-root.plist Support
    [running] com.splashtop.streamer-for-user.plist Support
    [not loaded] com.teamviewer.teamviewer.plist Support
    [not loaded] com.teamviewer.teamviewer_desktop.plist Support

    Launch Daemons: ??
    [running] com.crashplan.engine.plist Support
    [running] com.logmein.hamachi.plist Support
    [running] com.splashtop.streamer-daemon.plist Support
    [loaded] com.splashtop.streamer-srioframebuffer.plist Support
    [not loaded] com.teamviewer.teamviewer_service.plist Support

    User Launch Agents: ??
    [loaded] com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist Support
    [loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist Support
    [running] com.microsoft.LaunchAgent.SyncServicesAgent.plist Support
    [running] com.spotify.webhelper.plist Support
    [running] ws.agile.1PasswordAgent.plist Support

    User Login Items: ??
    iTunesHelper AplicaçãoHidden (/Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunesHelper.app)
    Microsoft Database Daemon Aplicação (/Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Microsoft Database Daemon.app)
    CrashPlan menu bar UNKNOWN (missing value)
    Dropbox Aplicação (/Applications/Dropbox.app)
    WirelessUtility UNKNOWN (missing value)
    WDDriveUtilityHelper UNKNOWN (missing value)
    Spotify Aplicação (/Applications/Spotify.app)
    EOS Utility UNKNOWNHidden (missing value)
    CrashPlan menu bar Aplicação (/Applications/CrashPlan.app/Contents/Helpers/CrashPlan menu bar.app)
    TrapsMonitor Aplicação (/Library/Application Support/hp/laserjet MFP/Trap Monitor/TrapsMonitor.app)

    Internet Plug-ins: ??
    FlashPlayer-10.6: Version: 15.0.0.189 - SDK 10.6 Support
    DivX Web Player: Version: 3.2.3.1164 - SDK 10.6 Support
    AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: Version: 10.1.12 Support
    AdobePDFViewer: Version: 10.1.12 Support
    Flash Player: Version: 15.0.0.189 - SDK 10.6 Support
    Default Browser: Version: 600 - SDK 10.10
    OVSHelper: Version: 1.1 Support
    QuickTime Plugin: Version: 7.7.3
    SharePointBrowserPlugin: Version: 14.4.5 - SDK 10.6 Support
    Silverlight: Version: 5.1.30514.0 - SDK 10.6 Support
    JavaAppletPlugin: Version: Java 7 Update 67 Check version

    User Internet Plug-ins: ??
    WebEx64: Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.6 Support
    Picasa: Version: 1.0 Support
    iGetterScriptablePlugin: Version: 2.8.8 Support
    ScreenleapPlugin_1.0.0: Version: 1.0.0 - SDK 10.9 Support

    Safari Extensions: ??
    1Password
    Translate

    3rd Party Preference Panes: ??
    Box Sync Support
    Flash Player Support
    FUSE for OS X (OSXFUSE) Support
    GoPro Support
    Java Support
    Paragon NTFS for Mac ® OS X Support

    Time Machine: ??
    Skip System Files: NO
    Mobile backups: ON
    Auto backup: YES
    Volumes being backed up:
    Macintosh HD: Disk size: 499.05 GB Disk used: 361.82 GB
    Destinations:
    OSX [Local]
    Total size: 1.00 TB
    Total number of backups: 3
    Oldest backup: 2014-11-03 11:22:17 +0000
    Last backup: 2014-11-04 09:57:21 +0000
    Size of backup disk: Too small
    Backup size 1.00 TB < (Disk used 361.82 GB X 3)

    Top Processes by CPU: ??
    5% WindowServer
    2% vmware-vmx
    1% Safari
    1% loginwindow
    1% Microsoft Word

    Top Processes by Memory: ??
    1.27 GB vmware-vmx
    395 MB WindowServer
    258 MB Safari
    258 MB Mail
    241 MB Finder

    Virtual Memory Information: ??
    2.35 GB Free RAM
    7.66 GB Active RAM
    4.55 GB Inactive RAM
    2.61 GB Wired RAM
    6.56 GB Page-ins
    37 KB Page-outs
     
  4. Razer(x) thread starter macrumors regular

    Razer(x)

    Joined:
    May 7, 2014
    #4
    I have the base model with Iris graphics
     
  5. andeify macrumors 6502

    andeify

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2012
    Location:
    UK
    #5
    The 15" only gets 8 hours according to Apple, also try forcing the machine to use only the integrated GPU and see what you get

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    Open Activity Monitor from Utilities and click the Energy tab, see whats eating all your power
     
  6. Razer(x) thread starter macrumors regular

    Razer(x)

    Joined:
    May 7, 2014
    #6
    There is nothing draining a lot of battery

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Meister Suspended

    Meister

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2013
    #7
    You guys are aware, that battery life depends on a variety of factors. one of the biggest and most obvious being brightness.
    Just asking how much someone gets is completely pointless.
     
  8. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2009
    #8
    I get 7 hours at full brightness.

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    I'm not a fan of the energy display tab on Activity Monitor. CPU usage for me is the most interesting and relevant.
     
  9. andeify macrumors 6502

    andeify

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2012
    Location:
    UK
    #9
    Well it shows Firefox as the biggest usage followed by Safari in the last 24 hours.
     
  10. nobodyjustwalks macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013
    #10
    Exactly. Too many differentiating factors.

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    Completely agree!
     

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