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Originally Posted by sambam View Post
i got a refurbished macbook pro 15 inch from apple.ca

the specs said that it had a 7 hr battery, this one lasts about 3-5 hours. is this normal for newly purchased items? or should i send it in for a new one

thanks!
Compare your laptop battery to an automobile.

If you own an automobile, and it's supposed to get 30 mpg on the highway...that's probably when you are traveling 55-65 mph, on fairly flat terrain.

Now if all of sudden you start driving your auto at 100mph...can you really expect to still get 30mpg on the highway...I think not!

The same logic applies to your laptop. If you "drive" it conservatively...you will get close to the battery life claims Apple advertises...but if you "drive" your Macintosh "like a wild man" (like playing games, watching You-Tube for hours, having screen brightness set high, etc.)...then you will get a much shorter battery time on a full charge.

Hope this helps,

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