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MacBook - How much battery life you get?


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How much battery life you get with the new aluminum 13" macbook, i get like 2 hours that sucks.... let me hear your opinions..
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How much battery life you get with the new aluminum 13" macbook, i get like 2 hours that sucks.... let me hear your opinions..
You need to explain what you're doing on your computer!

If you're playing high end games or watching DVD's...that will suck up a lot of battery power.

But if your just doing word processing & spreadsheet work...then 2 hours would not be very good.

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You need to explain what you're doing on your computer!

If you're playing high end games or watching DVD's...that will suck up a lot of battery power.

But if your just doing word processing & spreadsheet work...then 2 hours would not be very good.

- Nick
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How long have you had the Macbook? Turn off bluetooth and airport if you don't need it and turn your brightness down to the lowest setting you can use it on. Then charge your computer completely and see how much more time you get out of it.
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Read this review and the part on the next page. That will give you a pretty good idea on what a Macbook new should be getting under different types of usage.

AnandTech: Apple's Redesigned MacBook and MacBook Pro: Thoroughly Reviewed
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As said, turn off airport if you are not using it, and the bluetooth too. Also i suppose if you correctly close applications you are not using by Command+Q then you can conserve batt.
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How old is the battery and more importantly have you calibrated it - see this Mac OS X 10.5 Help: Calibrating a MacBook or MacBook Pro battery
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