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MacBook Pro Battery Life - IBNeko's Journal-Nyo~!
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MacBook Pro Battery Life
I'm surprised. And not all too happy. But apparently, my MacBook Pro will last about 4 hours max. Not at least 4 hours, but 4 hours max, while running on batteries. It looks like 2.5 to 3 hours with moderate usage. That is very sad. Apple's website says 4.5 hours for 15" MBPs and 6 hours for MacBooks. But I think I like my MacBook Pro more than the MacBooks - it's more powerful, and seeing how this will be my primary machine, I'd rather this be powerful enough to last me... more than 3 years? I hope?

Compared to my iBook G4's "at least 4 hours, if not 6 hours" (with a dim screen and low processor setting)... 3 hours is still pretty sad.

Am considering either picking up an extra battery for $100 + $10 s/h, adding another 3 hours or an external battery for $189 + $9 s/h, adding 5-6 hours.

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porsupah From: porsupah Date: July 25th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's okay - I'll swap your MBP for my PBG4. ^_^

Though, I suppose I get similar life - about four hours with just routine use, halved if the system's kept busy with something like video playback. Still, not so bad, given it's got to sustain 2GB of memory, a 1680x1050 display, the drive, and a 17" backlight.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: July 26th, 2007 03:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Hehe, no thank you~ I like the intel processors. (Eeee, I can run Backtrack now! Although I haven't the faintest clue what I should do with it... ^^;; but, powerful security/prodding tools at my fingertips! Wheeee~)

Still haven't tried running windows though.
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