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What is the best way to consume battery usage in the new 2011 MBP models?
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Consume or conserve?

Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
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Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Consume or conserve?

Sorry about that.I meant conserve battery life.Thanks
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Originally Posted by justinnorth View Post

Basic for improving battery life remains the same for all Apple products be it ipad, MBP, Iphone etc.

Here are some of the tips for MBP:
  • Turn off Airport
  • Turn off Bluetooth
  • Avoid using the built-in iSight camera
  • Keep discs out of the DVD drive
  • Adjust brightness
  • Invert the screen colors
  • Turn down/off the backlit keyboard
  • Adjust volume level
  • turn off any background application not in use
  • Turn off auto-check for some or all email accounts

I do all of these things everyday.
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Originally Posted by justinnorth View Post

Then you are doing the best for enchanced battery life.

Thanks I am doing everything you mentioned.
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Anyone know how long a 2 year old MacBook battery should last? Mine has 475 load cycles for 24 months and is operating at 50% of design capacity! I have 1 year Apple cover left will they replace it?
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Originally Posted by Parttimer View Post

I have an MBP battery that's also 2 years old that's done 204 load cycles, and is at 90% of capacity.



If it doesn't work anymore they will.

As long as you are covered they will replace the battery.First they check it and see what is wrong and than most likely give you a new one.
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Originally Posted by janellelk View Post

In my experience, Apple has been so kind in regards to my battery. I am covered with AppleCare with my MacBook Pro... And thank god! My battery kept crapping out and I'd have to bring it in, have it replaced, etc. Always great service.

That is why you pay more money for Apple products because their customer service is very good and worthwhile. I received a new battery also but unfortunately it was the hard drive which was the problem and than it was replaced and it worked fine after that.
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Originally Posted by poom View Post

A container consisting of one or more cells carrying an electric charge and used as a source of power.. A fortified emplacement for heavy guns..An electrical battery is one or more electrochemical cells that convert stored chemical energy into electrical energy.Since the invention of the first battery (or "voltaic pile") in 1800 by Alessandro Volta, batteries have become a common power source for many household and industrial applications. According to a 2005 estimate, the worldwide battery industry generates US$48 billion in sales each year,with 6% annual growth.A battery is an electrochemical cell (or enclosed and protected material) that can be charged electrically to provide a static potential for power or released electrical charge when needed.A battery generally consists of an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte.

Thanks for this precise explanation of yours.
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