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Dec 30, 2008, 08:31 AM

As part of my Christmas to myself, I bought a macBookAir B SSD and as a new convert to Mac I LOVE IT.

However... and there is always an however.... when I first had it, I saw a battery life of 5.04 hours. However, after a few days, when I am now charging the battery, I am seeing only about 3.5 hours.

What are other people are getting.

I have let the MBA run totally flat before recharging, which i guess it probably important.

Any advice most welcome

Happy New Year


Dec 30, 2008, 08:32 AM
I get a little over 5 hours, you need to calb. the batt. at least once a month.

Jan 1, 2009, 08:30 AM
Thanks for that useful info


NC MacGuy
Jan 1, 2009, 08:35 AM
5 hours is amazing! I usually get 3.5-4 hours.

Jan 1, 2009, 08:44 AM
lol now about 4 hours.

Jan 1, 2009, 10:18 AM
I usually get about 3.5 hours or less. Closer to 3 hours when using my 3G card.

Jan 1, 2009, 10:51 AM
I only see 5hrs if I am using it in the dark and the brightness is turned way down. otherwise I see 3.5 hrs.

Jan 1, 2009, 06:22 PM
I see about 4-4.5 hours, brightness at 3 ticks, wifi on, bluetooth off.