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    how long should battery last
    hi everyone have my macbook pro about 3 weeks now loving it but the battery only lasts about 2 and half hours how long should it last ? is there anything i can do to improve it? i have let it run out completly and fully charge again

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    That will depend on what you're doing while on the battery - but I would expect it to last longer than that. Can you describe your usage while experiencing the 2.5hr battery life?

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    hi thanks for quick reply, im mostly uploading old home movies i have on dvds, putting them into imovie and then in itunes to play on my ipad, and while that working away i would be on net, ? what do you think ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newtomachav4s View Post
    hi thanks for quick reply, im mostly uploading old home movies i have on dvds, putting them into imovie and then in itunes to play on my ipad, and while that working away i would be on net, ? what do you think ?
    This is a very very very high demand activity. Why the heck are you doing this on battery power anyway...why don't you have your MacBook Pro plugged in?

    Doing this sort of activity on battery power is like driving your car with the pedal to the floor. If you did that with a car...you would get very very poor gas mileage. You're basically doing the same thing with your laptop.

    Just do your "normal" internet surfing on battery power...and you'll find that you should be getting the approx. 7 hours battery runtime you're supposed to be getting.

    - Nick

    p.s. Apple specifically says it here (click on the "Tech Specs" tab about halfway down the page):

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/hom...ly/macbook_pro

    "Up to 7 hours of wireless web"
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    oh ok, i get you now, ok thanks a million

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