1463 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 29, 2008 4:26 AM by neuroanatomist
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That's pretty normal - the optical drive uses +a lot+ of power for the motor and laser. You might make it through a 90 minute movie on a fully charged, healthy battery, but probably not a 2 hr movie.
You could consider bringing a second battery for them MBP, which is what I needed to do before the MagSafe Airline Adapter came out (and more and more airplanes are providing power ports, even in economy class). Alternatively, for movies you own, consider this, since the HDD uses less power than the optical drive.
Hope this helps...