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Hey, i have just ordered my new Macbook (first one)

and was wondering how long is the battery life of the new macbooks?



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Battery life... you mean as reallly battery "life" or as in how long does the computer run from the battery while using it?

I bought my MB on May and iStat Pro says my battery health is 91%, my MB runs from the battery everyday and i charge it everyday. So i guess it's really good.

Now... if you want to know how long does it run from the battery... well, depends on what you're using, i.e. if you're watching a movie the battery won't last long and you'll have to plug your MB, but for documents, web surfing and chatting you can use it around 2 and a half hours

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light use 2.5hrs? thats quite low.

should be more like 3.5-4

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Hey, sorry i meant like how long it last for, only 2hrs i heard it was more like 4-5 hours just surfing the net. ?
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I get 3.5-4 hours doing light work with wireless on, bluetooth off, and brightness down.

The less you do on your computer when it's on battery, the longer life you'll get.
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At school, I put it on better battery life.
I turn the luminosity way down
I turn the sound off
Bluetooth off
I only open a few programs (preview + word for example)

The battery last from 8h30 to 13h30
If I turn the airport off, I can manage to get close to 14h (5h30).

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