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I believe, I have read on the best buy website, in the specification page , that the battery lasts up to 8 hours? wow,... i wonder if this is true, or another best buy typo? i get around 3.5 hours on my c2d 2.0 macbook... maybe its the new mobo?

just wondering :)

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I believe, I have read on the best buy website, in the specification page , that the battery lasts up to 8 hours? wow,... i wonder if this is true, or another best buy typo? i get around 3.5 hours on my c2d 2.0 macbook... maybe its the new mobo?

just wondering :)

thanks
rg
I can get close to 7hrs with my MacBook, with the monitor dimmed, bluetooth and wifi off, and only word open.

I'm running 2.0 Core2Duo as well.
 

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Hmm :], i see what you are saying... but I still have a feeling the new macbooks are a bit more efficient, as they have the new chipset ...
Anybody knows if the graphics card is much better than the last generation macbook?

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Even with the new X3100 and the lighter (in Weight!) Santa Rosa chipset, Apple still only advertises 6 hours of battery life. Though in my experience (similar to the OP's) my macbook c2d 2.0 gets 3-3.5 hours of use, but that is at 3/4 brightness and with Wifi on.

http://www.apple.com/macbook/specs.html said:
Battery and power:
55-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery (with integrated charge indicator LEDs) providing up to 6 hours of battery life2
 

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can anybody recommend a good after market high capacity battery for macbooks. I have been looking around on the internet and they all obviously say they are the bests. Does anyone have some good experience with a maker that they would suggest?
 

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can anybody recommend a good after market high capacity battery for macbooks. I have been looking around on the internet and they all obviously say they are the bests. Does anyone have some good experience with a maker that they would suggest?
Just look for one with a higher mAh (mili amp hours). The highest wins.

Also, don't get one off the black market, might explode.
 
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