What is the battery life of a MacBook White 2009?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by timROGERS, May 20, 2009.

  1. timROGERS macrumors member

    May 3, 2009
    How good is the realistic battery life of the base MacBook White 2009 for both playing a game on Windows Boot Camp and just browsing the internet over WiFi?
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    If you're running Boot Camp, approximately 3 1/2 hours.
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    That's just under normal use. In gaming, <2 hours even depending on how demanding the game it.
  4. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

    Jan 8, 2009
    I can get 4 1/2 hours if I turn off Airport and Bluetooth. I also turn down my screen's brightness level a notch or two.

    This may not be something to brag about but I've never gotten more than 2 hours out of any PC laptop so I'm just tickled.
  5. Toofan macrumors member

    May 12, 2009
    lol, it depends on the type of battery you get with your PC.

    I have a 17 inch HP C2D which could run for 6 hours on low brightness with wireless still on. Regardless, I get like 5 minutes of battery life now because I abused the Lithium Ions beyond belief, but shes still a tank....low on fuel :p
  6. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I get around 3 hours, and thats even browsing YouTube fullscreen videos.

    This is a new battery from Apple.

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