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garbun0629
Jan 6, 2010, 08:55 PM
Good Day All!

I'm a new user of MBA 2,1.
I would like to know the average battery life after each fully charged (especially when you just bought the unit).

I can only get 4:16hrs each time.

Thanks!!



jackiecanev2
Jan 6, 2010, 08:57 PM
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About 4:30 normally, with browsing and word processing (light use). About 5:15 with coolbook installed.

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Oh. And that is with 92% health.

garbun0629
Jan 6, 2010, 09:47 PM
1)What is coolbook? Hardware or software?

2)Do you guys feel that a 4:30hrs battery time is quite disappointed comparing to other notebooks in the market?

coast1ja
Jan 6, 2010, 09:54 PM
1. software
2. no, not at all. Have you ever owned a PC with these specs? You'd be happy to 2.5 hours out of it.

I get about 4 hours out of mine with 150 cycles and 91% health.

garbun0629
Jan 6, 2010, 10:39 PM
Thanks for all your replies.

Actually, I am a totally new Apple user. I have been using PC for the last 10 yrs.

Before I got MBA, I have a Samsung netbook with Intel Atom, which gives me 6 hrs battery time. Of course, the spec can't be compared with MBA.

So, are you saying, with MBA spec, on a PC notebook, usually the battery will only last 4 -5 hrs?

Thanks!

alphaod
Jan 6, 2010, 11:08 PM
So, are you saying, with MBA spec, on a PC notebook, usually the battery will only last 4 -5 hrs?


My ThinkPad with the same specs can last about 5-6 hours.

pvmacguy
Jan 6, 2010, 11:13 PM
My ThinkPad with the same specs can last about 5-6 hours.

Yeah but what size cell batter is in that ThinkPad?

ayeying
Jan 6, 2010, 11:15 PM
Yeah but what size cell batter is in that ThinkPad?

We don't use "cells" in our batteries per say because our battery are custom designed with a flat shape. The better question to ask is how much "wHr" that battery has and compare it to our 37-40wHr.

To the OP: I get an average of about 3.5 hours, but that's with max brightness on also. 1.5 Hours under gaming.

Big Alsie
Jan 6, 2010, 11:17 PM
My ThinkPad with the same specs can last about 5-6 hours.

i doubt your thinkpad weighs 3 lbs and has a 13 inch screen.

evsp341995
Jan 7, 2010, 08:16 PM
i doubt your thinkpad weighs 3 lbs and has a 13 inch screen.

adding on to alsie's post...your thinkpad also isn't .13" thick

nph
Jan 7, 2010, 08:27 PM
I am curious, the times you state are those with 10.5 or 10.6?

I just reverted back to 10.5 and I think I gain some battery time.

tsubikiddo
Jan 8, 2010, 12:18 AM
Good Day All!

I'm a new user of MBA 2,1.
I would like to know the average battery life after each fully charged (especially when you just bought the unit).

I can only get 4:16hrs each time.

Thanks!!

Welcome to the MacWorld;)

on SL, 3hrs and a bit
on Leopard, it used to be ~3.5hrs

4hrs is impressive!