1. ame's Avatar
    I need to replace my Mac which is basically on fumes right now, waiting to catch on fire.

    I am debating between maxxing out a MBP or doing the unthinkable and getting a PC Laptop custom built so that I can expand it as needed.

    How is the battery life on the MBP in your experience? Especially if you've really maxxed it out with power and memory? One of the builds we discussed with the guy who builds my husband's gaming rigs would give it a TON of power, weigh a million pounds, and only have 2-3 hours battery life (that's stupid.)
    06-13-2018 02:01 PM
  2. Closingracer's Avatar
    My 2017 lasts me pretty much all day if I have the screen around half brightness and not playing a game or anything demanding on it
    06-13-2018 02:07 PM
  3. dcoke22's Avatar
    Apple says MacBook Pros last up to 10 hours playing movies or web surfing.

    https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/sp...12&subId2=vbim


    PCWorld more or less confirmed this.

    https://www.pcworld.com/article/3157...tery-life.html

    Their tests found a bug that has been fixed. They also found if you've got the screen brightness cranked up, the time drops to about 6 hours. With a little care, you could reasonably expect to get a 8+ hours of battery unless you're gaming. When playing Tomb Raider, PCWorld got 80 minutes of battery.
    06-14-2018 08:52 AM
  4. donnation's Avatar
    I have a maxed out 2017 model and the battery life is fantastic. I can easily get through an entire day on mine. There is also zero drain when the computer sleeps. I've kept mine on standby for days before and the battery hasn't moved except maybe 1 percent.
    06-23-2018 09:13 AM
  5. jeraldjamescapao88's Avatar
    I have a maxed out 2017 model and the battery life is fantastic. I can easily get through an entire day on mine. There is also zero drain when the computer sleeps. I've kept mine on standby for days before and the battery hasn't moved except maybe 1 percent.
    Nice to know this, because I turned off ”Power Nap” feature on Energy Saver settings because I am afraid that the system uses a lot of battery even the MacBook is in sleep mode.
    02-17-2019 12:05 PM
  6. cornettbr's Avatar
    I need to replace my Mac which is basically on fumes right now, waiting to catch on fire.

    I am debating between maxxing out a MBP or doing the unthinkable and getting a PC Laptop custom built so that I can expand it as needed.

    How is the battery life on the MBP in your experience? Especially if you've really maxxed it out with power and memory? One of the builds we discussed with the guy who builds my husband's gaming rigs would give it a TON of power, weigh a million pounds, and only have 2-3 hours battery life (that's stupid.)
    Which MacBook Pro do you have? I have a 2012 13” and it’s running really really slowly. Turns out I need a new hard drive cable, I’ll be getting one tomorrow from amazon.
    03-05-2019 05:56 PM
  7. ame's Avatar
    Which MacBook Pro do you have? I have a 2012 13” and it’s running really really slowly. Turns out I need a new hard drive cable, I’ll be getting one tomorrow from amazon.
    I don't have one yet. I have an iMac and a tower, both are about to light on fire. We backburnered the purchase because I could not pick something I was happy with. Apple is losing me because I cannot open the laptop up and expand it, and the PCs that have enough expansion/power are HUGE.
    03-06-2019 09:41 AM
  8. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Well, here's mine. I can get a full day at work (Office apps and Safari) with brightness around 75-89%.

    Battery Life on the newest models---screen-shot-2019-03-06-10.47.19-am.jpg
    03-06-2019 10:34 AM

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