What is the typical battery life of a Macbook?

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  1. strykker

    strykker Active Member

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    As in how long can I use it from full charge until dead.

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  2. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    what is normal use for you? heavy editing/gaming? or just internet/email/wordprocessing? do you run your display on full brightness? do you have wifi on? bluetooth? both?

    it can be as short as 2 hours and as long as 4 maybe 5 if you really pinch it..
     
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    my white macbook usually gives me about 2.5 hours with half brightness and wifi on. this is just normal web surfing

    if i watch google video or stream something over my network, it drops to 2 hours

    if i'm running winxp in fusion, i can expect even less

    however if i turn off wifi and just type out a paper, i can get probably 4+ hours
     
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    Mainly just stuff like surfing/ot/itunes

    So I can expect around 2.5 hours w/wifi - that's pretty good.

    Think I might make my purchase of a macbook today :noes:
     
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    urban ape take that take that take that

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    just tune your screen brightness and you can get 3 easy
     

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