Testing Battery Life with DVDs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Reservation, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Reservation macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2011
    Apple suggests that the MBP can go for 7 or so hours on Wifi. I was thinking I would test this by running DVDs and seeing how long the battery lasts (it's much more convenient than using the internet for 7 hours).

    Would this be an accurate way to test battery life? Do DVDs consume pretty much the same battery as Wifi use?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    The 7 hours Apple states is under very specific conditions, which does not include use of the optical drive. Note the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section of the following link. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:

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