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Old Nov 16, 2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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Question Will Haswell finally give the 11 inch MBA "up to 7 hours" of battery life?

Will Haswell finally give the 11 inch MBA "up to 7 hours" of battery life? This is the main thing holding me back from getting the 11 inch air atm.

I'm a college student and could really use the portability of the 11 inch but hate the idea that I would only get 3 hours of medium usage. Not only that but over years battery capacity gets worn down so starting with a quoted "up to 7 hours" battery life is especially key
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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No, Apple will just make it thinner with smaller batteries to compensate
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 05:38 PM   #3
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No, Apple will just make it thinner with smaller batteries to compensate
Don't forget a more power hungry high-res display.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 06:45 PM   #4
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No way to know until we get closer to next year's release. Everything else is pure speculation at this point.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 06:49 PM   #5
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I hope Apple will go for more battery capacity

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Don't forget a more power hungry high-res display.
When Haswell arrives, I really hope that Apple will retain the now great formfactor of the Air 11 and that the battery time will be improved, in spite of the screen perhaps will demand more energy. I sure hope that Apple will NOT make it even thinner or lighter (eventhough I can see the value of an even lighter machine....) if this means that the Air 11 will not get a battery time than the present model.

The small and light fromfactor of the 11 is one of the most valued features for me and many more, but I should be wisely balanced with a decent battery capacity, and I hope Apple will take also that into account.

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Old Nov 16, 2012, 07:01 PM   #6
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I too find the battery to be 3.5 hours, real world usage. Maybe 4. Not anywhere no way ever 7 hours unless it's idling at minimum writing a word document, bluetooth, wifi off, taking a break often.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 07:35 PM   #7
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I'm hopeful that Haswell will, however, realistically I'm thinking it will be more like Broadwell or after...
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 04:25 AM   #8
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i'm hopeful that haswell will, however, realistically i'm thinking it will be more like broadwell or after...
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 01:02 PM   #9
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No need for thinner/lighter... give us Retina display plus more battery!
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 12:21 AM   #10
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...if they start putting ARM processors in the MBA, that would lose my sale
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