Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The "shorter" 7-hour battery life on the new 2011 MacBook Pro's is actually longer

When Apple launched their MacBook Air's last year, they implemented a new system for measuring battery life. My experience with the 7-hour battery of the 13-inch MacBook Air, is that it does last almost 7 hours in real world use. With other manufactures, you generally get 66%-75% of the published battery in real world use.

The new 2011 MacBook Pro's list a 7-hour battery life as compared to the previous models 10-hour. But the new models apparently have more endurance. LaptopMag just reviewed the 13-inch MacBook Pro and wrote: 

Last year when our 13-inch MacBook Pro achieved a very long 7:48 of runtime we were very pleased. Understandably, we were extremely happy when this new MacBook Pro 13-inch persevered for a marathon-like 8:33 on our LAPTOP Battery Test (Web surfing via Wi-Fi). 

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