Terrible Battery Life 15 inch

Fasailmac

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Jun 20, 2009
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I have the base 15 inch macbook pro with lion and it is getting terrible battery. Right now i have 3 tabs open with no flash and can't seem to get more then 3.5 hours of battery. The battery has 100% health. Is anyone else having this problem, brightness is at half.
 
Nov 28, 2010
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Have a look at Activity Monitor (Applications / Utilities /) and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.
image below uses sorting by CPU as an example

Further reading:

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This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ by GGJstudios
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bozz2006

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Aug 24, 2007
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I'm with you to an extent. I've lost 1.5-2 hours since installing Lion. I'm on integrated graphics all the time and have no rogue processes draining my CPU.
 

KidZgOtMac

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Jul 20, 2010
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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
I too share this problem and only have my MBP since last week. No rogue processes, only light browsing and battery is sucking dearly. 2.5 - 3.5 hours of battery is what I get depending on what I'm doing.
 

ABadSanta

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Jul 3, 2011
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I'm with you to an extent. I've lost 1.5-2 hours since installing Lion. I'm on integrated graphics all the time and have no rogue processes draining my CPU.
I'm frustrated with that as well. After Lion i lost about an hour. I wonder if it's worth calling Apple for.
 

negativzero

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Jul 19, 2011
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Lion's been great with my MBP, I'm still getting 6-7 hours with my MBP
I'm on the 15" 2.2GHz i7 btw :)
 
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