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Old 23-05-2020, 09:22 PM   #1
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Battery Issues - MacBook Pro 2020

Purchase a MBP 2020 from apple online store 2 weeks ago and recieved it last week.

Realised the battery life is only about 3hrs for normal surfing.

Went to apple technical support, did some diagnostic and they realised my set is completely fine.

But they agree that it shouldn't be only 3hrs of normal surfing usage.

During the tech support, the guy also noticed that the battery is draining too fast, draining about 2-3% for about 10 mins of troubleshooting and nothing strenuous was running. My battery cycle count was at 4.

So, they gave me an exchange. The new MBP 2020 came today and we realised the battery is not any better.

So in short, a 100% charge would last less than 4hrs, before I need to recharge it.

Anyone facing the same issue?
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Old 23-05-2020, 10:38 PM   #2
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Purchase a MBP 2020 from apple online store 2 weeks ago and recieved it last week.

Realised the battery life is only about 3hrs for normal surfing.

Went to apple technical support, did some diagnostic and they realised my set is completely fine.

But they agree that it shouldn't be only 3hrs of normal surfing usage.

During the tech support, the guy also noticed that the battery is draining too fast, draining about 2-3% for about 10 mins of troubleshooting and nothing strenuous was running. My battery cycle count was at 4.

So, they gave me an exchange. The new MBP 2020 came today and we realised the battery is not any better.

So in short, a 100% charge would last less than 4hrs, before I need to recharge it.

Anyone facing the same issue?
What software are you using with your MBP? Also are you using Chrome to do your web surfing?
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Old 23-05-2020, 10:57 PM   #3
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What software are you using with your MBP? Also are you using Chrome to do your web surfing?
Illustrator. But read that chrome has issues. Will try to use Safari and see if it gets better.
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Old 23-05-2020, 11:52 PM   #4
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Thatís definitely not right, even my mid 2015 MBP at 444 cycles and at current 85% capacity can still last more than that.

Recently I was using Zoom for an online course and a full charge with continuous use of iSight camera with connection to my AirPods still can last more than 3hrs before needing a charge, and thatís still not below 20%.
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Old 24-05-2020, 09:17 AM   #5
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Thatís definitely not right, even my mid 2015 MBP at 444 cycles and at current 85% capacity can still last more than that.

Recently I was using Zoom for an online course and a full charge with continuous use of iSight camera with connection to my AirPods still can last more than 3hrs before needing a charge, and thatís still not below 20%.
Exactly, my MBP 2011 (while I changed the battery 2-3 years ago) could probably outlast MBP 2020 😂😂😂
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Old 24-05-2020, 11:23 AM   #6
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If still within 2 weeks, return it and order a new one again, if tech support cannot solve ur problem.
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Old 24-05-2020, 12:20 PM   #7
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What software are you using with your MBP? Also are you using Chrome to do your web surfing?
I tried using Safari and the result is the same.

30% depletion within 1 hour.
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Old 24-05-2020, 01:22 PM   #8
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Check the battery with this app and look to Original Max and Current Max.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/batter...20214373?mt=12

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Old 24-05-2020, 04:49 PM   #9
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Exactly, my MBP 2011 (while I changed the battery 2-3 years ago) could probably outlast MBP 2020 😂😂😂
At least you changed your batt, I'm still at my first one and contemplating to change too but now Apple Stores are closed and sending it in for servicing a bit troublesome. My MBP's still good to go and it's also the last model that have the illuminated Apple logo with all the essential ports.
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I tried using Safari and the result is the same.

30% depletion within 1 hour.
what r u accessing? it shuden drain that much
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Old 24-05-2020, 08:27 PM   #11
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I'm running MBP 2020 i5 base version. The battery lasted almost 9 hours when i watch Viu or netflix in safari, brightness 80%, while connected to my airpods. The battery life is very good.

I bought the MBA 202 i5 previously. it was a piece of crap. it can't do anything decent without the fan running like a jet engine. Very irritating...
So i returned it after a few days and got the MBP instead.

I think u wun go wrong with the MBP even if u buy the base i5 version if u r running mainly Apple made apps.

but then, if u run chrome on MBP, even the MBP will get hot easily and u again can hear the fan running loudly...
Try running a 4k Youtube video in chrome, your MBP will start to make noise after a short while... Oh ya u can't run 4k videos in Safari. Its limited to 1080p only.

I ran the same video on my cheap $899 HP i5 (intel 10 gen) 16gig laptop, and the fan didnt even kick in.... the laptop was barely warm...

So in the end, I am returning the MBP as well and will be sticking to my cheap HP Win 10 laptop..

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Old 24-05-2020, 11:18 PM   #12
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I returned my MBP i5 instead and kept my mba i7. The MBP i5 has some serious battery drain issues. With illustrator and photoshop it just drains so fast I can barely use it for work.
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I'm running MBP 2020 i5 base version. The battery lasted almost 9 hours when i watch Viu or netflix in safari, brightness 80%, while connected to my airpods. The battery life is very good.

I bought the MBA 202 i5 previously. it was a piece of crap. it can't do anything decent without the fan running like a jet engine. Very irritating...
So i returned it after a few days and got the MBP instead.

I think u wun go wrong with the MBP even if u buy the base i5 version if u r running mainly Apple made apps.

but then, if u run chrome on MBP, even the MBP will get hot easily and u again can hear the fan running loudly...
Try running a 4k Youtube video in chrome, your MBP will start to make noise after a short while... Oh ya u can't run 4k videos in Safari. Its limited to 1080p only.

I ran the same video on my cheap $899 HP i5 (intel 10 gen) 16gig laptop, and the fan didnt even kick in.... the laptop was barely warm...

So in the end, I am returning the MBP as well and will be sticking to my cheap HP Win 10 laptop..
what's the model of that cheap HP laptop? still got lobang haha?
i was actually looking to get the base model of MBP 2020 but thinking if i should wait one more year for ARM based MBP. not sure if it will be cheaper though
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Old 25-05-2020, 01:07 AM   #14
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what's the model of that cheap HP laptop? still got lobang haha?
i was actually looking to get the base model of MBP 2020 but thinking if i should wait one more year for ARM based MBP. not sure if it will be cheaper though
model is 14s-cf2018tx can search for it in Lazada. Its just a low cost laptop which gets the work done.
Got it 2 weeks ago during Lazada flash sale at $899 and came with $50 capitalland voucher from HP. Ya. its dirt cheap for a i5 10th gen, 8gig, 512gig ssd, radeon 530 2gb discrete gfx, 14inch 1080p screen. weight is 1.4kg, battery last about 6 hours on youtube/netflix/viu watching in chrome. I upgraded to 16gig ram on my own at $50+.

This thing runs literally anything except games of course. Chrome with many tabs, 4k vids, Zoom calls, photoshop, Google sketchup. Using it for work and kids' HBLs.

Then backside got itchy and tried out the MBA followed by MBP, thinking I'm just running some common light to moderate applications. Then, I realised that MBA and even the MBP don't really run the stuff I needed as well as I had expected. Chrome totally kills it, making both MBA and MBP fans running noisily when watching high res videos... Zooms calls were driving the fans crazy as well, so i couldn't use them for work or kids' HBLs.

I really liked the design of the macbooks, but I had to return both in the end as i couldn't really use them for my intended purposes.
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Whatís the purpose of running 4K videos on macbooks when the screens arenít even 4K? Full HD now is already good enough.
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