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    Macbook's how long do they last?
    Hello,
    I would like to ask the average time of those 1066fsb Macbook's battery time.
    Typical usage should be Adobe's web suite(heavy usage) + Wireless enabled.
    I would appreciate real life responses than company specifications.

    Best regards,
    Chris

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    If you ask me, I've had mine for a year and the battery duration has dropped 11%. I don't know if that's above or below average, but I've treated my MacBook with fairly good care. So technically speaking at that rate, I'm sure you could get 6-8 years out of your battery. Hope this helped =)

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    Thanks for your reply dear Vega but I'm intrested in how long should my future 1066FSB Macbook would last in situations I mentioned previously while beeing in battery(not using external power).

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    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    Could you be more specific? There are 4 different types of MacBooks out there with a 1066 front side bus.

    Aluminum or plastic? 13, 15 or 17"?

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    I have the 1066FSB Macbook Unibody 13" and I get about 4 1/2 to 5 hours out of my battery with Wifi enabled and surfing the web. Sound is disabled, brightness is about half (I don't really know how much of a difference it makes since it is LED backlighting and I have never bothered testing it).

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    AptMunich I'm trying to collect information from all of them that's why I don't ask for a specific model
    Thank you Narcissus for your reply, much appreciated.
    So if we count a 15" display, 80% brightness battery should be around 3:30?

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    By the looks of it, the new model out now should be closer to the 5 hour mark.

    Check out this page http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/features.html

    Apple does seem to live up to the estimates they provide. Mine is pretty close to what it was originally said to be (Mine is a MacBook, not a MacBook Pro).
    MacBook 13" Unibody, iPhone 4

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    Quote Originally Posted by \etc\passwd View Post
    AptMunich I'm trying to collect information from all of them that's why I don't ask for a specific model
    Thank you Narcissus for your reply, much appreciated.
    So if we count a 15" display, 80% brightness battery should be around 3:30?
    Gotcha. But you can't compare the 13" to the 15" – the battery is much larger on the 15".

    I have the 13" unibody MacBook and my friend has the new 13" unibody MacBook Pro with integrated battery. You can easily squeeze 4-5 hours out of the Macbook, the MBP may get a slight bit more.

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    I MUST collect as much information as I can in order NOT to buy something that will not satisfy me in the end.
    Buying an apple laptop is not that easy as a PC(due to price, upgrade issues).

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