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

How long does the battery last on this iBook?!


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After two hours of use the battery meter still shows 61% full with two more hours to go! I love it!!
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what battery do you have!

i got mine 3 years ago...mine dies in an hour or so lol.... but i swapped batteries with a new ibook from work (i fix my school districts computers)... wow, it was at 5hours 40min remaining!.... i might have to invest in some new batteries...my old one needs to be retired..
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I just got my new G4 1Ghz iBook several days ago. I haven't timed the battery life exactly, but yesterday I left if at home running on battery power (with the cover closed). I had already used the iBook some (on battery power only). When I returned, over six hours later, there was still a couple hours of life left?

How long do these iBook batteries really last? Sleeping mode, heavy useage, watching movies, ect.?

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what battery do you have!

i got mine 3 years ago...mine dies in an hour or so lol.... but i swapped batteries with a new ibook from work (i fix my school districts computers)... wow, it was at 5hours 40min remaining!.... i might have to invest in some new batteries...my old one needs to be retired..
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You had life left bacause when you close the lid, sleep mode turns on.
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Well i actually do get between 5 and 6 hours of battery life sometimes... which suprised me, because that's what the ad says, and since when are they accurate?

But generally i get around 5 hours actual usage.. Although having said that i haven't once run out of juice yet so...

I think the battery performance on the latest ibooks is great.. not many people need longer battery life than 5 hours anyway!
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how long can you leave it on sleep before the battery dies?
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5:30 mins here, but watching dvd's will take more power then browsing te web
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a little over 6 hours
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The battery that came with my iBook when purchased would show 6:30 available after a charge, however it would die flat at 2 hours left. Stupid thing, it was covered under applecare and it was deemed a defective battery, now the system tells me about 4:00 left when charged which is more accurate. So my question is have any of you with a 6 hour time left actually drained it? At first I never let it get low, but when i tried, it just shut off, black screen and it was dead with about 2 hours left in the meter, lol.

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I get a good six hours of use from my new G4 iBook. I've been removing the battery though when I use the AC adaptor. Hopefully that will lenghten the battery life?

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The battery that came with my iBook when purchased would show 6:30 available after a charge, however it would die flat at 2 hours left. Stupid thing, it was covered under applecare and it was deemed a defective battery, now the system tells me about 4:00 left when charged which is more accurate. So my question is have any of you with a 6 hour time left actually drained it? At first I never let it get low, but when i tried, it just shut off, black screen and it was dead with about 2 hours left in the meter, lol.

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