1. anon(10029905)'s Avatar
    Is it true that the battery sucks on the new MacBook!! Any body who got the 13 inch with touch bar how long the battery is lasting??
    12-08-2016 07:46 AM
  2. pkcable said: Best Answer

    Not according to Rene Ritchie..... from MacBook Pro 2016 review: The love/hate future of laptops | iMore

    As for battery life, despite the difference in specs, Apple claims the same 10 hours for all the new MacBook Pros. So far that's matched my usage. I was juggling the three at a time to get this review done, though, so that's nothing approaching a normal pattern.

    I normally do some things on iPhone, iPad Pro, and iMac as well, so I never spend all day with my MacBook. Still, I charged it to 80% the first week, went to the coffee shop, worked for 4 hours, and it ended up at just under 40% with the non-Touch Bar version. With the 15-inch Touch Bar, I worked for a few hours and, surprisingly, was told I still had 11 hours left (I'm chalking that up to how hard it is to properly predict future usage.)

    I work in Final Cut Pro X and not Premiere, though, and use Safari and not Chrome, and I have a feeling that saves me significant burn. Still, editing video and keeping multiple tabs open is harder on the charge than typing text, checking email, and surfing the web. So, a pro machine has to bring it.

    I'll keep testing and keep updating over the next few weeks.
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    Not according to Rene Ritchie..... from MacBook Pro 2016 review: The love/hate future of laptops | iMore

    As for battery life, despite the difference in specs, Apple claims the same 10 hours for all the new MacBook Pros. So far that's matched my usage. I was juggling the three at a time to get this review done, though, so that's nothing approaching a normal pattern.

    I normally do some things on iPhone, iPad Pro, and iMac as well, so I never spend all day with my MacBook. Still, I charged it to 80% the first week, went to the coffee shop, worked for 4 hours, and it ended up at just under 40% with the non-Touch Bar version. With the 15-inch Touch Bar, I worked for a few hours and, surprisingly, was told I still had 11 hours left (I'm chalking that up to how hard it is to properly predict future usage.)

    I work in Final Cut Pro X and not Premiere, though, and use Safari and not Chrome, and I have a feeling that saves me significant burn. Still, editing video and keeping multiple tabs open is harder on the charge than typing text, checking email, and surfing the web. So, a pro machine has to bring it.

    I'll keep testing and keep updating over the next few weeks.
    12-08-2016 08:56 AM
  4. Matty's Avatar
    Is it true that the battery sucks on the new MacBook!! Any body who got the 13 inch with touch bar how long the battery is lasting??
    There have been people reporting battery life much lover than 10 hours. Some even around 4 hours. But i think for the majority of people, battery life is in the 9 hour range. especially if your brightness is at 50%. Ive heard from some that the 13" model without touch bar lasts for up to 12 hours.
    pkcable likes this.
    12-10-2016 01:50 AM
  5. Joel Breiner's Avatar
    I bought the 13" with the touch bar and have been using it on a trip the past few weeks. Coming from a 2014 15"MBP that has excellent battery performance I'm initially disappointed in the battery life experienced so far in this new machine. I have gotten no where near the 10 hours advertised after the first dozen or so charge cycles. I'm doing nothing exotic or stressful to the machine aside from reading and responding to email and basic stuff. I'd really like to know the experiences of others with this version machine insofar as the battery performance.
    12-17-2016 12:57 AM
  6. 05GT's Avatar
    Are you running the new update?
    12-17-2016 01:29 AM
  7. ranlanhelson's Avatar
    yes the battery sucks on my new MacBook
    03-23-2017 06:44 AM
  8. donnation's Avatar
    I picked up the 15" Model recently and I am very pleased with the battery life. Upon setting it up it was horrific, but I knew I was going to have to wait for everything to be indexed. I'm about a week in and I easily get 9 hours on mine. I'm not sure if there is something causing some models to have poor battery life but I couldn't be happier with mine.
    03-26-2017 06:02 AM

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