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ASZ993
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Join Date: Feb 2005
 
2005-02-27, 09:52

How many hours will the new 12" PowerBook's battery last when playing a DVD, and how long will the 15" PowerBook's battery when doing the same thing?
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BlueRabbit
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2005-03-02, 17:44

The 12" PB will last about 3 hours, with the screen brightness turned down. Not sure about the 15". That should be enough to get you through most movies, hopefully.
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Brad
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2005-03-02, 18:13

Also, if I recall correctly, you'll get MUCH better battery life if you copy the DVD to your hard drive while you're plugged in. Spinning the DVD sucks a lot more juice than accessing the hard drive.

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Franz Josef
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2005-03-04, 15:51

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Originally Posted by Brad
Also, if I recall correctly, you'll get MUCH better battery life if you copy the DVD to your hard drive while you're plugged in. Spinning the DVD sucks a lot more juice than accessing the hard drive.
Agreed. Much more energy efficient to rip to harddrive and play than direct from DVD (slow to rip though).
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