Wow the battery life on the 2015 13 Macbook pro

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  1. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    I took it off the charger yesterday morning before I went to work and when I got home it was still at 100% with Wifi on. I used it for around one hour or perhaps two but I forgot. I woke up this morning and been using it for around four hours now watching youtube videos, and surfing the web using Safari and Firefox and in total around five-six hours of usage at full brightness I am only down to 26% battery life. I really do wonder how does Apple do this with using CPU's that aren't low voltage cpu's and use really bright and high res screens.
     
  2. arggg14 macrumors 6502a

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    Take the cover off the back and you'll be impressed. No space is wasted and the biggest part is the battery.
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The CPU only runs at a fraction of it's rated speed and relatively low voltage for most normal usage. I guess the rMB and MBA have lower power processors, but the chips Apple uses in the rMBP are also pretty good in this regard.

    Also, as someone else already noted, these things have huge batteries.
     
  4. Closingracer thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I figured but I never expected this lol. I had it on 100% brightness and it did last less then what Apple suggested but I knew that since it was 100% brightness. This probably has converted me to a long time Mac user for my general needs lol. Will keep a windows laptop/desktop for my gaming needs but my main device will be my macbook pro and I have always been one of those people who were meh they cost to much for the specs kind of person :).
     
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    Apple's industrial design is the best in the business

    The Windows computer makers are clowns in comparison
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I just dual boot. My 13" rMBP runs Windows 10 very well.
     
  7. Closingracer thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I play games on my windows machine and Mac specs aren't good enough for any serious gaming :(
     
  8. inspiral macrumors newbie

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    There is one thing we all agree on, the battery life.

    However, everything has a price. Like the compact design of these machines. Result? Overheating. Not a bit, but a lot. So i would not call windows computer makers clowns. ;)
     
  9. Closingracer thread starter macrumors 68020

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    They are far from clowns .... You can get laptops with decent battery life with some at CES promoting around 12-13 hours I believe. With some of them sporting OLED displays the battery life on those devices could be really good.
     
  10. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Overheating, or "running hotter than you'd like but still within the design limits of the components used in the laptop"?
     
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  12. Closingracer thread starter macrumors 68020

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    OLED is vastly superior then LCD displays in battery life and picture quality imo. The only downside is the life of the OLED displays is shorter but not enough to be worried about it in a laptop.


    There is a reason why there is rumors on the iPhone 7 is getting AMOLED screens and good reason... Better battery life.


    You clearly have an agenda and try to push it whenever you post lol. Just because you don't like OLED doesn't make it a bad thing.
     
  13. Borin macrumors regular

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    I run around all day with many apps that OS X regularly informs me are using a lot of energy to run, like Photoshop, and I tend to stay above the 40% mark even after ~8 hours of use on my 15". The only time I get any lower is if I need to fire up Maya or UE4.

    Suffice to say, coming from HP laptops, half a year later it still blows me away.
     
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    I don't want a display that's susceptible to burn-in worse than plasmas were.
     
  15. Closingracer thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Lol...you clearly have an agenda as I said. You also haven't used OLED in a while.....
     

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