So far it's been perfect...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by altecXP, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    So after having issues with my 13in refurb I returned it for a 15in 2.2 i7 MBP.

    I put in the 8GB that I had set aside for the 13in, and the SSD with an Optibay, and while it has only been 3 days this laptop is great. it idles at about 36* while I'm woking in email and my works ticket system, and on Adium, gets good battery life, not great, I'd estimate about 8hrs. That more then I need though so I'm happy.

    I havent tried Starcraft II yet, but if that runs as smooth as I hope then I think I found the perfect laptop for me. it only took a year for hunting/waiting.
    :):)
     
  2. WillEH macrumors 6502a

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    Glad you're enjoying the laptop ;)

    SC II should run great on it ;)
     
  3. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    If you really do get 8hrs, id consider that to be fantastic. Especially with the optbay.
     
  4. altecXP thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well I worked from ~7:30 till 12:25 then went for lunch, came back now(1:15) and the battery meter says 2:14 left. Thats also after it was asleep from 10pm last night till I came in this AM. I also have my brightness up about 2 notches more than usual, at notch5, I typically have it @ 2 or 3.

    During that time I zero'd out the free space on my SSD so that TRIM would run on it, I'm sure ate up a good bit of battery while it ran for about 30-40min. I can see easily getting 7.5-8hrs on a normal basis. I also plan to get a SATA3 120GB SSD and use my SATA2 SSD as just storage. That should also help.
     
  5. mulo macrumors 68020

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    mine is a 17" but otherwise same specs, and i have no problems running SC II on ultra, no lag at all.
     
  6. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Don't use the timers to judge how long your battery will last as they are often inaccurate. Calibrate your battery for the most accurate timers.
     
  7. 1quick1 macrumors member

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    I had the 13'' for a couple weeks before exchanging it. I played the SCII demo on medium no problem and it would run high with a slower FPS. Your 15'' will destroy that game no problem.
     
  8. Richie271 macrumors newbie

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    Can I ask how you got it swapped my 13" is currently broken due to apple not repairing it correctly, do you think they'll be willing to replace it?
     

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