What is Anandtech doing differently?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by deafboy, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. deafboy macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2009
    According to anandtech's latest test, they are getting much much longer than anyone else in this forum for battery life. Why am i only averaging 5 hrs with no flash and just surfing the internet?


    Here is my battery (fresh MBP)

  2. rolex54 macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2007
    Houston, TX
    screen brightness, wifi vs ethernet, the type/quality of music files, types of websites are all factors
  3. deafboy thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2009
    I don't even get 5 hrs with half brightness (which is what they conducted their test at)
  4. zachplaysguitar macrumors 6502


    Aug 15, 2008
    Richmond, VA
    Do you time this with an external time source or rely on OS X indicating the time remaining?

    I've found that under similar circumstances i consistently get over 5 hours of battery life.
  5. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

    Feb 9, 2005
    The good side of the grass.
    I'll have to check the reference on this but I'm pretty sure battery life has decreased due to Safari.

    Try going into get info and check the 32 bit box and see if your battery gets any more time.
  6. deafboy thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2009
    I get around 5 while surfing in firefox. Usually just blogs etc.

    Edit: personal timeing

    Idk where that HDD sleep option is?
  7. crimsonidol macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2009
    my mbp 13" is 2 months old however coconut battery shows its life at %89 :(
    isn't that too much? it is at 46 cycles.

    I can use it like 3-4 hours but i want to use it more. what should I do. can I get a replacement??

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