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How long does a MacBook Pro battery last on a single charge?

How long does a MacBook Pro battery last on a single charge?

On the official apple website it says that all Macbook pro batteries last for 7 hours, and 8 hours on the 17" macbook pro. However when I called my local apple retailer and asked him, he said the battery has a 'stand by' time of 7 hours, but if I were doing something like using an IDE to program and not watching videos, etc it could last upto 5-6 hours.

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bert [Entry]

ive got a 13 inch and mine on a full charge on full brightness lasts 4 -5 hours but yea it does depend on what you;re using it for because i went through the whole day in school and i was still on 23 by the end of the day and that was just looking at the internet and typing up on word for 180 minutes
bert [Entry]

"This question depends completely on your usage. I've had a macbook pro last 5-6 hours doing small webdev things but I didn't have wireless on and the brightness was decently high.

If you're doing huge compiles of objective-c and surfing the internet you're probably going to get less than that, if you're on super dim with no wireless and doing small homework assignments you'll probably get more than that."