What is the battery life of a MacBook White 2009?

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  1. timROGERS macrumors member

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    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

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    If you're running Boot Camp, approximately 3 1/2 hours.
     
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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

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    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

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    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

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    I get around 3 hours, and thats even browsing YouTube fullscreen videos.

    This is a new battery from Apple.
     

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