Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion Discussion for installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini and Vostro A90

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chortya chortya is offline
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Default Battery performance with 10.5.8 - 09-08-2009, 08:21 AM

Hi all,
what is you avarage battery usage time (mostly surfing)?
Will have to check if bluetooth is always on, because my battery life time seems to be short. Havn't tested with the clock but subjectively near 2h, is this OK? Will test with the clock and compare with OS indication.

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nobo_mini nobo_mini is offline
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Default 09-09-2009, 06:44 PM

You might have a bad battery.

Did some timing over the last couple of days and am getting roughly 3 hours of usage from a 1 month old battery running 10.5.8, no Bluetooth, and little to no video or music. Some minor spreadsheet work.

Update: I'm getting 3-4 hours of usage, depending on activities. Full battery says 3:55 of usable time.

Mini 9 | OS X 10.6.7 | 2GB | 16GB STEC | .3Mp | No BT |
BIOS A05 | USB Legacy: ON | USB Wake: OFF | Bluetooth: OFF | NBI .8.4 RC1.1 (20100616212351)
Sleep: Working | Speakers: Working | Headphone Jack: Working
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