1. geefunksays's Avatar
    I have just purchased my first Mac the mid 2014 13 inch rMBP and the battery is terrible she I watch you tube or netflix I can see the power just disappear in about 3 hours is this normal most reviews say I should expect 7 plus on video. Should I return it to the store.

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    10-15-2014 03:11 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The below screenshot was taken from Apple's website regarding the device you mentioned. Having said that, I would make a genius bar appointment with the nearest Apple Store to have them diagnose the device for you.

    I am only getting about 3 hours of battery life w/my mid 2014 13-in. rMBP. Should I return it?-screen-shot-2014-10-15-10.38.09-am.png

    Source: https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs-retina/
    10-15-2014 10:40 AM
  3. UJ95x's Avatar
    I have just purchased my first Mac the mid 2014 13 inch rMBP and the battery is terrible she I watch you tube or netflix I can see the power just disappear in about 3 hours is this normal most reviews say I should expect 7 plus on video. Should I return it to the store.

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    Depends on your brightness. On Mavericks I was getting about 5 hours streaming on ~45% brightness. On Yosemite I'm getting about 7 hours on the same brightness. In any case, 3 hours seems like far too little. Can you post screenshots of your activity monitor?
    10-17-2014 11:51 PM
  4. svivs's Avatar
    I've just recently purchased the same rMBP and I am getting upwards of 10-12 hours on average use with mine. Mind you, I don't install many apps and generally use it for browsing the net, listening to music and writing documents/spreadsheets, so I don't do a lot of intensive activities. But even when I do I still get at least 8-9 hours out of it. I keep the brightness around 45% as well. So I would definitely check that out and get your device diagnosed at an Apple store. You should be able to enjoy your new rMBP to the fullest!
    10-27-2014 07:30 AM
  5. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    That doesn't look good. As mentioned, visit Genius Bar.

    Good luck.
    10-27-2014 09:04 AM
  6. geefunksays's Avatar
    Thanks guys I did a full battery drain test and it was about 6 hours streaming video so happy with that.

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    10-30-2014 12:51 PM

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