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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

iBook - Does this seem about right?...


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I have a 9 month old 12" G4 ibook; 1.33mhz, 512mb ram... from a full battery charge this morning, mainly writing emails and surfing the web - with about 30 minutes of not too intensive photoshop work, it looks like I'll get around 4 hrs use before the battery is totally run down... is this about right? I've also had the screen brightness turned all the way up. Thanks

Airport has been running continuously from start up too...
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Sounds pretty good to me. You could get quite a lot more life out of it with the screen brightness turned down, even only a couple of notches.

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Sounds right, when I had my 14in iBook, surfing the web and listening to itunes, I got about 3-4 hours on it.

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Yes, my iBook G4 gets around 3 1/2-4 hours of battery life..sometimes as far as 4 1/2 depending on my screen's brightness like Zoolook said. One of the reasons why I appreciate my iBook is because supposedly they get better battery life than the Macbook.

EDIT: If you REALLY want to save battery life..

1. Dim your screen

2. Shut off bluetooth

3. Put your screen on a setting that let's it go black if it's not in use for..let's say 3 minutes..when you put your finger on the mouse pad, all your stuff is still on the screen..it just promotes better battery life and screen life expectancy!

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