View Full Version : 13 air 17 decreases battery life/more heating compared to i5

Dec 25, 2012, 12:44 AM
Hi, does the 13 air i7 have a lower battery life than the i5. does it become hotter than the i5

Dec 25, 2012, 12:56 AM
Most say the difference in negligible. When the i7 is maxed out on a task(s) it will kill the battery quicker BUT complete the task quicker than the i5. So there's really not much of a difference.

But I would say to be on the safe side, if you absolutely want the coolest temperature on your MBA, go with the i5.

Dec 25, 2012, 12:56 AM
I have a 13' I7 Ultimate from 2011 15 months old. No extra heat and battery life is a solid 7 hours+ I'm not sure about the new ones though, but I won't be upgrading this one until next year anyway.