Worse battery life in Penryn MBPs??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Adokimus, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

    Adokimus

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    Ok, there have been some threads on this issue. Apple.com now reports diminished battery life expectations from the last model even though the new MBPs use penryn processors that are supposed to consume less power.

    It has been said that these new estimates are based on a more trying "internet productivity" standard. This is illustrated nicely in the following article:
    http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9879648-1.html

    HOWEVER, when I check the macbook air's page, it says the same test based on "wireless productivity" estimates 5 hours for the Air and yet every single reviewer that has tested the MBA finds it gets well less than 5 hours with basic productivity tests, and some have barely made 4.5 hrs without running anything intensive. Is the Apple battery test really new?? Or are they just relabeling it so that no one gets upset with lowered performance??
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    It's quite possible that Apple's MBA battery life could have been 6+ hours using the highway test and 5 hours using the internet productivity test.

    Just because they changed methods doesn't mean that they're posting results that any of us should expect to get. ;)
     

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