I have an Early 2011 MacBook Pro (Core i7, 8GB RAM) with Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.2).
What are some effective ways to save power? I am looking to maximise use of the battery - from a full charge - on long plane/train trips. Here are the ways I'm aware of:
- Turning off WiFi.
- Turning off Bluetooth.
- Reducing the screen brightness.
Is there anything else significant I'm missing? Can I easily check what processes/programs might be sucking power in order to kill them?
Also, if I need/want to use the WiFi (for example, I'm on a flight with WiFi service), is there a way to minimise its power consumption?
Note: I'm happy to broaden the question to other models of MacBook/versions of OS X if necessary, since I'm sure the answers will be similar.