Thread: battery life
03-09-2004, 09:51 AM #1PC HATERGuestbattery life
Just wondering how is the battery life on the new powerbooks, weather it is close to the ibooks
03-09-2004, 09:58 AM #2varpunkGuest
The battery life is a little less than the ibook g4's on the apple site it says the 12" ibook g4 is 6 hours and the 12" powerbook is 5 hours
03-09-2004, 10:21 AM #3
Originally Posted by varpunk
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03-09-2004, 10:41 AM #4lugeeGuest
Canít really say as I seem to get different amounts of time after each charge. Iíve had short as 3 hours from it before to high as 4.5 hours but never 5 hours. Think it depends of what your doing when using it!
03-09-2004, 11:51 AM #5
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Battery usage does depend on what you are doing. If you are watching a DVD movie you will get a little more than two hours in most cases. If you are just editing a text files, you get a lot more.
Your power settings will also affect your battery life.
03-09-2004, 03:05 PM #6PC HATERGuest
thats fine batterly life is not that much of an issue
03-09-2004, 06:44 PM #7chris041067Guest
I have never gotten anything over 4 hours of use, with the screen set to the lowest brightness, the hard drive set to sleep when possible, and no disks in the drive. I would definately suggest getting a second battery, or even a car/plane adapter if you travel alot.
03-09-2004, 07:25 PM #8TylerMoneyGuest
depending on what I'm doing with my 12" pb...it could be anywhere from 2.5-4.5 hrs. I've never gotten six...or even five....though it's still fairly decent battery life. If I'm running heavy programs..it's more like 2.5...if I'm just using iChat and surfing the net...or just using word or apple works...it's more like 3.5-4.5
03-20-2004, 04:48 AM #9adam80Guest
I typically get about 3.5 out of mine with just doing normal tasks (email, web surfing, etc...) I have never gotten much more than that. I have a 12" powerbook, 1ghz model.
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