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    Just turn off the 3g except when you need it, battery usage solved.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasputina View Post
    Just turn off the 3g except when you need it, battery usage solved.
    Time will tell .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasputina View Post
    Just turn off the 3g except when you need it, battery usage solved.
    Agreed

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    Quote Originally Posted by traylorc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rasputina View Post
    Just turn off the 3g except when you need it, battery usage solved.
    Agreed
    From someone who has several laptops with built in 3G cards I can tell you my experience even without using the 3G connection I saw a battery drain. Not saying it will be tremendous as only time will ( not specialiation but actual real world use when the 3G is released). If you can't swing a mifi solution a 3G pad is the only real option IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iserian View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by traylorc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rasputina View Post
    Just turn off the 3g except when you need it, battery usage solved.
    Agreed
    From someone who has several laptops with built in 3G cards I can tell you my experience even without using the 3G connection I saw a battery drain. Not saying it will be tremendous as only time will ( not specialiation but actual real world use when the 3G is released). If you can't swing a mifi solution a 3G pad is the only real option IMO.
    I agree that there will be a drain using 3g, however, let's hope that some proactive 3g management will keep the drain to a minimum. As you said, only time will tell.

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    But isn't there also a battery drain for the wifi? Does the wifi disable itself when the 3G is working?

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    Just for reference, I did a test for my last full charge, down to 5%. With Wi-Fi enabled the entire time, screen at 50% brightness, doing a mix of taking notes, studying my flash card app, watching YouTube videos, playing Plants vs Zombies, and browsing the Internet, I got just und 15 hours of actual usage time plus about 4 hours of standy. So Apple greatly under-rated the battery life, so I think you don't have to worry about 3G dropping the battery life to 6 hours.

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    i not really worried bout battery. was gonna get a hand-held solar charger anyway. i just want 2 know if i'd b able 2 upgrade w/o selling thru ebay or w/e. i pre-ordered it & got it the 3rd. any help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superbike81 View Post
    Just for reference, I did a test for my last full charge, down to 5%. With Wi-Fi enabled the entire time, screen at 50% brightness, doing a mix of taking notes, studying my flash card app, watching YouTube videos, playing Plants vs Zombies, and browsing the Internet, I got just und 15 hours of actual usage time plus about 4 hours of standy. So Apple greatly under-rated the battery life, so I think you don't have to worry about 3G dropping the battery life to 6 hours.
    I've had similar up times...I think apple rated it at high brightness.

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    I saw one guy talking about getting it down to just under 6 hour battery life by playing constant 3D games with everything at max settings, all which downloading and installing apps in the background. Video is on Youtube.


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