Msg#: 4067911 posted 7:55 am on Jan 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
Recently bought one of the 15" unibody Macbook Pros with the built in battery.
Fantastic machine. But, I'm slightly disappointed with the battery life.
I haven't done any structured testing of the battery life, but I seem to be getting between 3 and 4.5 hours out of it, depending on what I'm doing (although I haven't let it run completely flat apart from when I calibrated it). This is generally just word processing and web surfing/emails. When I'm on the road, I'm less likely to be using Photoshop or watching videos, so I hate to think what would happen if I really did some production work on it.
I never expected to get anywhere near the claimed maximum 7 hours, but I did expect something a bit better than this.
Is it just me, or is this similar to your real world experiences?