Why'd the capacity go down?

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  1. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The battery has less cells then the previous one? Having fewer cells would reduce weight.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Maybe they realized they didn't need as big as a battery to get the same battery life.
     
  4. raymondu999 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The way I see it is that they got 5 hours of listed battery life on the old one, on 8600M GT. Now they get 4 hours on the 9600M GT.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The low power mode using the 9400M G is used to regain that 5 hour battery life. ;)

    It's a little workaround to save on weight.
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    why not have a bigger batt and longer batt life then?
     
  7. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    Its already been said multiple times - weight. The new MBP is already heavier than the old one, and they probably didn't want to make it even heavier if they could keep the same battery life in power saving mode. Maybe they'll manage to squeeze another cell in the same sized battery and release an accessory - who knows (though I doubt it).
     
  8. upsguy27 macrumors 65816

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    That would make the whole thing heavier. :)
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Keep hoping for some higher capacity aftermarket batteries as well. Fun times on with the PowerBook G4 Ti and iBook super capacity here.
     
  10. fs454 macrumors 68000

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    Would it be possible...to have an aftermarket company develop a bigger battery that spans the whole length of the user access area, and allow a huge capacity while deleting the Superdrive and throwing the primary HDD in there to make up for the missing one on the main slot?

    Or will it not boot because they're master/slave?
     
  11. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I think you're better off carrying a generator with you everywhere you go. Seriously, how much more battery life do you need than 4 to 5 hours? As far as I know, that's the longest battery life you can get out of most notebooks. The only way they'll extend that is to stop bumping CPU speeds for about a year, which you know won't happen.
     
  12. raymondu999 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Lol... you know what image just cropped up in my mind?

    "Tony Stark, was able to build this. IN A CAVE!! WITH SCRAPS!!"

    Maybe we need the schematics of his arc reactor to put in notebooks? :p
     
  13. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Actually it could be a hell of a lot simpler... did anyone ever thought the new system is more economical on energy? But having said that, i guess apple could of left the extra cell in and increased the usage?

    Anyway talking about battery capacities... I have two identical battery packs (model no: A1175) one taken from the Merom the other from the newer Penryn. According to Coconut Battery one has a Original capacity of 5600mAh while the other 5500mAh:eek: Is there something wrong with the newer cell you think? What should it be??
     
  14. pufftissue macrumors regular

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    True, except that the weight went up by .1 pounds :>
     
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I like big batts and I cannot lie?
     
  16. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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    LOL I think we need to revisit the difference between real and make believe :)
     
  17. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

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