June 14, 2009

Apple's advertising disproved... sorta.

As announced recently, Apple has released the new rebranded, bumped up and priced down MacBook Pro's. The main thing about the MacBook Pro's aside from the SD card slot is the presence of the non-user-removable battery. While some will just hate the design choice, others will welcome it due to the fact that it purportedly delivers 2-3 hours more than the normal laptop battery with the same specs.
But is the "enhanced battery life" just a bunch of baloney? Apple news site MacRumors reports that hardware analysis site Anandtech has put the battery to the test to prove (or disprove) Apple's claims... at least in the "wireless productivity" front.
After surfing the web under Wi-Fi using the new 15-inch MacBook Pro, AnandTech has sort of disproved Apple's claims- in a good way.
They actually got to churn out 8.14 hours instead of the advertised 7 out of the 15-inch MacBook Pro, which is pretty amazing. 7 hours out of a laptop is already pretty darn good, but 8?

Obviously, this depends on user activity, which is usually varied. Thing is that most users will probably appreciate the battery life when browsing under Wi-Fi, because that's probably what most people would do with a Wi-Fi capable laptop.

Anandtech explains that the laptop uses a battery that utilizes the extra space the notebook is capable of giving. Basically, instead of using the usual cylindrical batteries that come with the usual notebook, Apple has made the batteries flat rectangles so that they are bigger (and thus provide more battery life) without sacrificing the portability. The catch, again, is that they are not user-removable. But for 8 hours and 1000 charge cycles? I'd take that.

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