macbook battery life?

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  1. aballas

    aballas New Member

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    I was just wondering what kind of battery life you guys with the macbooks were getting. Trying to decide whether or not to upgrade from my ibook, and I've been consistently getting 6 hrs with it for the year that I've had it.

    How have the macbooks been in that department?
     
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    I've heard 4 hrs with little to nothing
    3 hours watching a DVD full screen
     
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    I get a solid 4 hours using wireless and with the screen brightness at 1/2... thats with a 2GB memory upgrade and a 7200RPM Hitatchi drive. i can stretch it to 4.5 hours with the screen brightness all the way down, and only running 1-2 apps (like adium and safari)
     
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    (ps, I never got 6 hours on my 12"pb or my 12" ibook.... so if your getting that kind of battery life, i would expect great battery life from the macbook)
     
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    how hot does your macbook get with the 7200rpm drive, and did you use the system before installing the drive for comparison?
     
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    I seem to get around 5 hours, at the least. I usually run a few programs and keep the laptop idle though..
     
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    6 hrs on my iBook is with brightness almost all the way down, and only using firefox...that's what I do the whole time i'm at work....
     

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