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MAC Laptop Battery Life

Message #1 - Posted 2006/07/29 - Dave

Can anyone post their personal experiences with the battery life on Apples 15/17inch display, Intel dual core based laptops?

Thanks..Dave

Message #2 - Posted 2006/07/29 - Tom Harrington

Previously, Dave wrote:

Can anyone post their personal experiences with the battery life on Apples 15/17inch display, Intel dual core based laptops?

Thanks..Dave

3-3.5 hours on a 15-inch MacBook Pro, depending on how I'm using it.

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Message #3 - Posted 2006/07/29 - Marc Heusser

Previously, Dave wrote:

Can anyone post their personal experiences with the battery life on Apples 15/17inch display, Intel dual core based laptops?

Display second lowest, Airport on, Bluetooth on, writing lecture notes, surfing and reading mail - 3+ hours on a MacBook Pro 17".

HTH

Marc

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Message #4 - Posted 2006/07/30 - Dave

That is about how I will use mine. Maybe no bluetooth but that isn't much power.

It looks like I should get an additional battery.

I am still deciding between the 15" or 17" laptops.

Dave

"Marc Heusser" <marc.heusser@CHEERSheusser.comMERCIALSPAMMERS.invalid> wrote in message news:marc.heusser-56FD85.23530229072006@news.unizh.ch...

Previously, Dave wrote:

Can anyone post their personal experiences with the battery life on Apples
15/17inch display, Intel dual core based laptops?

Display second lowest, Airport on, Bluetooth on, writing lecture notes, surfing and reading mail - 3+ hours on a MacBook Pro 17".

HTH

Marc

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Message #5 - Posted 2006/07/30 - Marc Heusser

"Marc Heusser" <marc.heusser@CHEERSheusser.comMERCIALSPAMMERS.invalid> wrote in message news:marc.heusser-56FD85.23530229072006@news.unizh.ch...

Previously, Dave wrote:

Can anyone post their personal experiences with the battery life on Apples
15/17inch display, Intel dual core based laptops?

Display second lowest, Airport on, Bluetooth on, writing lecture notes, surfing and reading mail - 3+ hours on a MacBook Pro 17".

Previously, Dave wrote:

That is about how I will use mine. Maybe no bluetooth but that isn't much power.
It looks like I should get an additional battery.

If you need 4+ hours, yes.

I am still deciding between the 15" or 17" laptops.

The main differences as I see them: the 17" is heavier and has the better sound, and I do enjoy the additional screen space. I guess when you are working with pictures, page layouts, coding etc you'll like the 17" (unless you get an additional display for that) - I you are looking for highest portability the 15" is better.

HTH

Marc

Switzerland/Europe
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Message #6 - Posted 2006/07/30 - Proconsul

On 2006-07-29 12:11:23 -0700, Dave said:

Can anyone post their personal experiences with the battery life on Apples 15/17inch display, Intel dual core based laptops?

Thanks..Dave

3.5 - 3.75 hours from my 15" MacBook Pro......

There are lots of variables that influence battery life which are under the control of the user - I suspect there will be a fairly wide variance in individual experience because of that......

PC

Message #7 - Posted 2006/07/30 - Dave

Yes so true. Turning down the display backlight can be very helpful on saving power.

"Proconsul" <proconsul@cox.net> wrote in message news:2006073009294150073-proconsul@coxnet...

On 2006-07-29 12:11:23 -0700, Dave said:

Can anyone post their personal experiences with the battery life on Apples
15/17inch display, Intel dual core based laptops?

Thanks..Dave

3.5 - 3.75 hours from my 15" MacBook Pro......

There are lots of variables that influence battery life which are under the control of the user - I suspect there will be a fairly wide variance in individual experience because of that......

PC

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