Your Battery life?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DrNick8404, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. DrNick8404 macrumors member

    DrNick8404

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    How long do you get out of your macbook pro with normal daily use? Is it just lion that causes the power to last 4-ish hours? I love it when the battery say 7+ then cry when it goes back down to 4. I usually have screen brightness at 1/4 and backlit keys are off. Chrome is always open.
     
  2. JasonR macrumors 6502a

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    Did you get better battery life on Snow Leopard?
     
  3. DrNick8404 thread starter macrumors member

    DrNick8404

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    bought it brand new from the base exchange few weeks ago with lion already installed
     
  4. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    I have my brightness 3/4 and keyboard on full.
    With using Safari, it lasts me about 5~6 hours even with background running apps.

    If I watch video it goes down to about 4 hours though.

    Running OS X Lion 10.7.3
     
  5. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Normal daily use for me is light browsing in Safari (fact search, news sites, the odd forum, never using flash), reading (PDF:s, word documents) and using Word and Excel (no real heavy computing though, if that could make a difference in how much juice Excel needs). I use it pretty much non stop during eight hour days and I don't even bring my charger... So let's say at least six hours without breaking a sweat.

    At home, playing music in iTunes and Spotify, watching movies in iTunes, using flash and so on it lasts about four or five hours (mainly depending on how much flash I use) before I need to go find the charger.
     
  6. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    At 86% health, it's about ~4.5hrs with FF and chrome open--web browsing mainly.
     
  7. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    I went from 7 hours with Snow Leopard to 4.5 with Lion.
     

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