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Old Jul 4, 2013, 02:52 AM   #76
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Sony claims 6 hours or so without the extended battery, which is almost what Apple claims for the 11" MBA (which is approximately the same weight as the Vaio).
Apple claims 9 hours on the 11".

http://www.apple.com/macbook-air/features.html#battery
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Old Jul 4, 2013, 02:55 AM   #77
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Heh, oops. I thought it was 7 hours for some reason. I wonder what battery life is like on the 11" MBA in Windows, though.
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Old Jul 4, 2013, 05:54 AM   #78
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I think Apple's 9 hours claim is very conservative. If I keep to 75% screen brightness, be careful not to have too many apps open at one time, I can easily get 10 to 11 hours out of my 11".
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 07:53 AM   #79
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The battery life thing isn't 100% fair, since it does weigh about a half-pound less than the 13" MBA. Sony claims 6 hours or so without the extended battery, which is almost what Apple claims for the 11" MBA (which is approximately the same weight as the Vaio).

That said, Windows 8 is extremely awkward to use without touching the screen at least some of the time.

Apple claims 9 hours for the Air - 50% longer than the Sony
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 09:16 AM   #80
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I think Apple's 9 hours claim is very conservative. If I keep to 75% screen brightness, be careful not to have too many apps open at one time, I can easily get 10 to 11 hours out of my 11".
Seems to be the case with the 13", too.
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 01:39 PM   #81
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I think Apple's 9 hours claim is very conservative. If I keep to 75% screen brightness, be careful not to have too many apps open at one time, I can easily get 10 to 11 hours out of my 11".
Same here. I'm pleasantly surprised, after reading all the horror stories of battery life on the 11" (and mine's an i7, too). I got about 12 hours out of it recently.
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 05:23 PM   #82
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when i sold my i5 and had cash in hand, i was between me ordering my CTO Macbook or a sony pro; so i went to see them in person. it was a very nice machine but with a student discounts on both the MBA was slightly more money but it had better cpu and double the SSD. couple of reasons why i did not go with the sony was the hinge is weird and if u have the laptop screen tipped back it lifted the chassis and made it feel awkward to use .OSX is so much better then windows and i believe with mavericks that lead is gonna increase by a whole lot more. while they say windows track pads are getting better i feel like macbook are the gold standard for keyboards and track pads, nothing is better in my own opinion. also All the new ultra book are getting 1080p and new Samsung's are 3200x1800, which will undoubtedly look great but they all have worse GPU's then the air by a good margin. i do very light pc gaming so having a gpu where a can play games steady at native resolution is nice.
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