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If it’s any consolation (probably the opposite) my 2017 MBP, without Touch Bar, has gotten about 2h battery when running a now-typical corporate “pro” stack (docker, slack, Outlook, etc) sind day one. If only running UNIx stuff plus maybe a browser I can push it to 6.

Every time I get out my 2013 MBP (not for the day job) I remember what a computer could be.




Slack and Outlook - I either use the web versions or just use my phone. They are both cross platform battery killers.

Docker - I don’t use it, but if it’s anything like the VMs I use to run, it also kill batteries.

I’m better off provisioning all of that on our DEV AWS Account and just connecting via my phone’s hotspot if I don’t have a reliable network connection and running very few things locally.


I recently discovered the web Slack and am trying to use it more. Seems to help, which ought to be a huge embarrassment to $WORK or whatever they call it.

I used to use Outlook Web and might go back. The native client is a nightmare but does some useful things the web one doesn’t.

Docker has been a huge boon to my dev efforts, usually much lighter weight than an old school VM, so I’m no hater but if I had to work on battery more often I’d probably do the same thing, spend a few bucks on AWS and only work online but with better battery life.

All that still won’t get me more than 6h though.... :-(


> I used to use Outlook Web and might go back. The native client is a nightmare but does some useful things the web one doesn’t.

Is Mail.app, or some other mail client, an option for you?




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