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    I did it!
    I had a really, really crappy 6-year-old Dell, and moving to a MacBook Pro, I'll never move back to a PC again. My only complaint is the battery life, but other than that, I'm so glad I moved.

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    I get about 5 hours of battery life from my MBP, is yours really bad? Anyway, hope you'll enjoy your transition to Mac - you'll never look back ever again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyrider007 View Post
    I get about 5 hours of battery life from my MBP, is yours really bad? Anyway, hope you'll enjoy your transition to Mac - you'll never look back ever again.
    Having a 5 hour battery life is certainly music to my ears. To achieve 5 hours though, what do you run? Just surf the Internet for the whole time? Or do you do more intensive tasks?
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    Estimated Delivery Date: Aug 7th - Aug 14th | 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo | 2 GB Memory @ 667 MHz | 160 GB HD @ 5400 RPM | NVidia 8600 GT @ 128 MB GDDR3 | SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) | 15-inch Widescreen | Bluetooth | Intel Wireless A/B/G/N

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    15" MacBook Pro (Early 2008) 2.4GHz 4GB RAM running 10.5.4
    My MBP allowed me approx 5 hours of doing the following tasks:

    - Surfing the web wireless (802.11g)
    - Writing up research report (Word 2004)
    - Listen to music on iTunes (with Shure headphone)

    Environment
    - screen brightness automatically adjusted
    - adequate lighting from a floor lamp
    - Bluetooth on

    That's about it.

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    My Santa Rosa 2.2ghz 15" MBP gets about 3.5 hours, which is great to me. That's with Wifi and Bluetooth on, 4 gigs of ram and a 7200rpm hard drive, and the LCD at full brightness.
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    How long does it last when playing a DVD? My mum's Phillips C2D thingy mabob will shut itself down after about 100mins (which I thought was pretty poor, but I suppose keeping the DVD spinning uses a lot of juice).
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    ya i do word so far, itunes, internet, sometimes photoshop cs2, i try to keep brightness low to try to conserve battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pa_drumz View Post
    I had a really, really crappy 6-year-old Dell, and moving to a MacBook Pro, I'll never move back to a PC again. My only complaint is the battery life, but other than that, I'm so glad I moved.
    Just about to do the same thing; my MBP should be shipping next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    How long does it last when playing a DVD? My mum's Phillips C2D thingy mabob will shut itself down after about 100mins (which I thought was pretty poor, but I suppose keeping the DVD spinning uses a lot of juice).
    Just Download the DVD, then you can watch it anywhere!

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    For my MBP i get at least 3hours for running 3d application such as cinema 4d and modo.
    With just surfing the internet i get near to 5 hours with wi-fi open.
    Im amazed with the battery life
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMATruman View Post
    Just Download the DVD, then you can watch it anywhere!
    I plan on ripping all my DVDs eventually (I've already done 160); but as this was my mum's I just slapped in the DVD and pressed play.
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