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/specs/


    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

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