What happened to the battery life issues?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nik, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Nik macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2007
    Hi, i was wondering where all the complaints about the battery life issues went.

    Here is my theory:
    It got somewhat resolved for light usage workloads, but high workloads still have poor battery life. And people got used to the fact that the battery life is worse under high workload conditions when compared to older machines.

    What do owners say?
  2. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    High workloads always had poor battery life... If you are drawing 60+ Watt of power, there is not much difference between a 99Wh battery and a 76Wh one.. We are talking about 15 min difference in most cases.

    My 2016 model — from the start — always had better battery life than any other laptop I have ever used, for the same workflows (which I wouldn't call light).
  3. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2016
    Battery on mine is far better than any other laptop I've owned too. I think people are nostalgic or something about previous MBPs, I've heard "My 2010 had 8 hours ...", my 2011 had like 4 hours new, by the time it got handed down the family tree it had like 2?

    This one easily gets 10 hours under moderate use. And easily above 5-6 under heavy use, which I consider substantial. I rarely if ever need to do post-processing on the go, and if I am going to do it, it's usually only an hour. So it never lets me down.

    Otherwise the initial battery issue was due to a bug in Safari. Everything else is people expecting nuclear powered laptops or something I guess.
  4. xmonkey macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2016
  5. joefoong79 macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2017
    Why not just get a external battery pack. Solved.
  6. deadworlds macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2007
    Citrus Heights,CA
    I think most people learned to just use their laptops rather than worry about getting those extra 15 minutes of battery run time. Personally, I think the battery on my MBP lasts much more than my 2008 MBP every did. I can use Xcode and get an estimates run time of 7 hrs. So that alone is impressive to me.
  7. bkends35 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2013
    Kinda useless unless it's not being used. Even with the lightest workloads, the 15" is drawing 8-10 watts which is the max of what most packs can output (a few are slightly higher), anything more and the computer will die even though it's hooked up to the battery.
  8. KGB7 Suspended


    Jun 15, 2017
    Rockville, MD
    Maxoak Power Bank, outputs 58 watts for charging MacBook Pro.
  9. Patcell macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2016
    Bergen County, NJ
    I upgraded from a 2014 15" Pro to a 2017 15", and I have been finding the battery life to be stellar on the new machine. Absolutely no complaints whatsoever as of yet. The battery life in the 2017 blows away the 2014 under similar workloads. Very happy camper here!
  10. joefoong79 macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2017
    not on my battery pack. it charge all the way up from 0% on to 100% my mpb 13" while in using less 2 hours . it's gave me another 8 hours extra.:D:cool:
  11. al404 macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2011
    Novara, Italy
    What brand is it?

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