I have the same battery issue as everyone else after the 10.8.4 update..
I have already reinstalled ML and made no difference. My energy settings are where they should be.
Has anyone tried to restore their computer back to an older backup?
I'm about to do that tonight but wanted to find out if that has worked or not.
i downgraded from 10.8 back to 10.7, the battery life has gotten better but i swear it was still not as good as before i upgraded to 10.8
i got about 7+ hr using 10.7.4 before upgraded to 10.8. now i get about 5-6+ after i downgraded from 10.8 to 10.7.5
i think 10.8 somehow trashed something which does not make any sense to me. i am curious if others experience the same after downgrading back to 10.7.x
Sorry for the late post.
In my tests I've only seen a small improvement of about a half hour. That has been while running 7 programs (iTunes, iMessage, Email, Safari, Google Chrome, uTorrent, Twitter). Otherwise, pretty much the same terrible battery life.
I'm hoping that Mavericks will help correct this. If anyone sees a big change with the new OS please post. I feel as if we are alone on this.