Uni Macbook's battery life

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Q1Design, May 19, 2009.

  1. Q1Design macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    It's my first posting after reading MacRumors every day for last tow years.:D
    I bought a new Uni MacBook 2.0 three weeks ago replacing year old white MB. I love it and all but I'm not happy with the battery life. I'd be really lucky to get 3 hours from only surfing the net and chatting no iTunes or movies.
    My old white MB lasted much longer than that.

    Is that normal? or should I call Apple?
    Thanks. ;)
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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  3. Q1Design thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for very quick repley BlueRevolution!:) love this community:D
    I have done all that turn off the bluetooth, mid brightness, no other running apps other than Firefox and msn using Airport WiFi.

    The iStat shows the battery 6 cycles and 100% healthy.
    hmmmmm...:confused:
     
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  5. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't sound normal to me... by browsing the net alone / chatting on iChat I get about 4.5 hours out of it. If I watch a movie in between the battery life is still well above 3 hours.
     
  6. Andy348 macrumors 6502

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  7. crazyxzer0 macrumors 6502

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    depending on what I am browsing online, it can range from 3-5hours.


    If i'm on Youtube alot, it diminishes very fast. Flash is not a friend of the battery. Minimal text reading like articles and journals can expect 5hours.
     

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