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    battery life
    got a brand new macbook pro i7 and getting about 2 1/2 hours battery life is this standard ? downloading constantly and just general use

    cheers

    migzy

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    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 6S, iPod Nano 7th GeniPad 3
    Battery life on laptops vary greatly based on use. Apple says up to 8 hours of use on a single charge, but that's 8 hours with a * somewhere indicating what you could/should be doing to get those 8 hours..you're not going to get 8 hours while running some games or other CPU intensive applications..

    My gut feeling is that you should be getting more than 2.5 hours, but others with MBP's should chime in soon enough with what they are getting and that will tell you whether a visit to your local Apple store is warranted..
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    15" MB Pro, 2.66 i7 ; 11 MBA 1.8GZ i7; 13"MBA 2GZ i7 8 GB mem 512GB SSD, 2 iPad3s, 1 iPad Mini
    That's about what I see with my
    2010 MB Pro 15". If I am actually using it. Much less if I am watching a movie, much more if it is simply sleeping with the lid down. My Air does better.

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    2011 13" 10.8 (latest)
    Mines gets a few hours. Maybe around 5 or so? MBP 13". No downloads.
    I use Aperture, and make backups and watch youtube/go online.
    Stuff like that. iTunes.

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