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Battery life Macbook 13 Retina mid 2014

I got a new MBP 13 Retina display, mid 2014. I get on the battery up to 5 hours at most. Is this normal? This is my first product from Apple so I do not know if this is as supposed or I got the wrong ...
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Disparity between “Charge remaining” and “Full Charge Capacity” on relatively new MacBook Pro?

I have the latest retina MacBook Pro. While looking at some statistics, I saw the following: My computer is currently on 100% charge (charger is plugged in), and it seems odd that the difference is ...
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What is the ideal charging behavior for a new Retina MacBook Pro? [duplicate]

I've called Apple Support a bunch of times, but I got conflicting answers. To my knowledge, new technology makes it okay to keep the charger plugged in non-stop, but I want to make sure I am properly ...
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How's battery life of the Oct 2013 Macbook Pro 15" Retina?

I am using a Mid-2013 MacBook Air 13" and the battery life is great! Now I am considering upgrade to a bigger screen and is checking a refurbished Oct 2013 MacBook Pro 15" retina. Everything seems ...
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Battery Life on MBPr (2014 model) with*out* dedicated GPU

I am considering to try MBPr (late 2014 models) coming from Windows environment, which means that I would still need to use Windows about 50% of the time. One of the strong points in favour of MBPr is ...
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821 views

Macbook Pro 13 Retina battery drain using Chrome browser

I'm planning on purchasing a Macbook Pro Retina 8GB/256GB to replace a 2009 Macbook Pro. I'm a long time Mac user but my hesitation is whether the Chrome browser battery drain issue in Mavericks has ...
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New MacBook Pro Retina, bad battery?

I just purchased a brand-new MacBook Pro, Retina (15" screen). The "Hello" pamphlet in the box starts out: Your battery is charged and ready to go, so you can start using your Mac right out of the ...
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Windows on a Macbook Pro with integrated Intel Iris Pro only

I've been wondering about this since the last refresh of the Macbook Pro range...I have a need to run some Windows-only software, and I've read in the past that many people complained about lower ...
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246 views

Can an underpowered charger actually help my Macbook battery's longevity?

I have just upgraded from a Macbook Air (Late 2012) to a Macbook Retina (Late 2013). Now I have a 45W and a 60W charger, both MagSafe 2. Using iStat Menus and Battery Health for monitoring voltages ...
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1answer
47 views

MacBook discharging while plugged in under load

I have the latest Retina MacBook Pro MacBookPro11,2 I quite often have the CPU at about 400%-500% usage (e.g. 4-5 cores at 100%) and also do GPU intensive tasks. While this is happening, the battery ...
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1answer
164 views

New MBP 13 retina late 2013 battery problem

I just have bought new MBP 13 retina late 2013 and after installing: adobe photoshop, office for mac 2011, xcode, eclipse, java, and MAMP is battery life too short. 100% charched battery is remaining ...
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What counts as a partial charge for my rMBP?

I just recently decided to switch over to the Mac for the first time by buying the latest Retina MBP (which shipped with Mavericks). I use it like a commuter where I have it unplugged for a couple of ...
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145 views

Poor battery stats on rMBP late-2013

I unpacked my new MacBook only 2 days ago and it showed 9-10 hours of battery life (as advertised). I didn't calibrate it, since it is no longer necessary (I was told). Today I noticed that it ...
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2013 macbook retina has extremely short battery life

I've recently bought the new macbook pro 13" retina (2013) this November and noticed that it has extremely short battery life compared to my old macbook pro 13" (2010). On a full charge, my new ...
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2answers
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Difference between autopoweroff and standby in pmset

I just got a new Retina MacBook Pro 15". After getting some downloads interrupted due to the computer going to sleep (even on AC power), I started looking at the man page for the pmset command. I did ...
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1answer
943 views

How to know the duration of battery usage in one session?

I would like to know how long was my battery running since it's last charge. There is a built-in time-remaining counter but I would like a time-used counter.
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Best practises for battery/charging MBPr

I have purchased my first macbook recently and would like to know what are the best practises for keeping the battery in good condition.
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1answer
107 views

does these battery stats are reasonable for rMBP? (max charge 98% after 25 full cycles)

I have my rMBP for 14 months, during the first month I barly used it and it was off most of the time. today I'm connecting it to a display (unfortunately the fonts are blurry!) and the lid is closed ...
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1answer
450 views

Retina Mac shows gray screen when waking up

This is the first time that my Retina MacBook Pro wakes up from sleep with a gray screen. After about 10-20 seconds, the MacBook falls asleep again. Some points that might be relevant: The only ...
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332 views

My new MBP Retina needs to be recharged after 2 1/2 hours

I got my 13" retina MBP a few weeks ago, and used it quite a lot since then. However I noticed that battery drains incredibly quickly, I'm asked to recharge it after 2 1/2 hours of usage. I'm using ...
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1answer
564 views

Disabling Hibernation AND DeepSleep mode on Retina Macbook Pro reduce battery life?

I am currently on 90%, HDMI connected to 2nd monitor, about 5-6 links open in Safari, terminal running (coding on python), Stickies, Messages, and Mail are running. My battery has 2h of remaining ...
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4answers
5k views

Retina Macbook Pro now has faster battery drain

I have disabled Hibernation mode and Deep Sleep mode, I also keep the charger plugged in about a week before removing it if I want to go somewhere with the laptop. I don't know if this is normal, but ...
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471 views

“Service Battery” warning briefly appeared on brand new rMBP. Should I take it back?

I bought a retina macbook pro yesterday and noticed a "Service battery" warning. It was there for a few hours and now has gone. Should I take it back to the store or do you think it's safe to ignore? ...
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2answers
321 views

What charging mechanism to be used to maximise the battery life?

So I got my first Apple laptop, a Retina MacBook Pro. Since macbook pro retina's battery are no longer easily switchable I'm concerned about it's life and would like to maximize it. I have few ...
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2answers
2k views

How often should I remove the charger from my rMBP?

I want my battery to remain healthy. I used to charge it full then remove the charger after it's done, then put it back on when it goes down to 10% .. However this is becoming hectic and I was ...
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253 views

Would a 2.6 Ghz CPU drain a laptop's battery faster than a 2.3 Ghz CPU?

Apple offers the MacBook Pro with two processor options -- 2.3 Ghz and 2.6 Ghz. I'm wondering if the more powerful CPU drain the battery more quickly by any significant degree. (And incidentally, ...
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How to maximize Macbook pro retina's battery life when working with AC power?

I'm working 95% of my time with AC power and Thunderbolt Display. Since macbook pro retina's battery are no longer easily switchable I'm concerned about it's life and would like to maximize it. Before ...
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1answer
491 views

MacBook Retina strange system/battery behaviour

I am quite used to the fact, that MacOS X does a lot abracadabra internally to provide the best user experience ever, but I also used to understand all that happens. With my pristine MBPr (3 battery ...
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2answers
2k views

Battery cycles for rMBP and recharges?

So I got my first Apple laptop, a Retina MacBook Pro. I heard that its best to let the laptop discharge until 0% in order to restart the battery cycle or something like that. However I know that ...