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Old Oct 12, 2012, 07:07 PM   #1
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2012 macbook air battery life.. 1.8 vs 2.0 ghz

How does the battery life compare between the 1.8ghz and 2.0 ghz versions?
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 07:53 PM   #2
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That issue is a little cloudy, due to the fact that Mt. Lion 10.8 and possibly 10.8.1 seemed to eat more battery, which seems to be fixed in 10.8.2.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 08:50 PM   #3
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Lets assume lion 10.8.2
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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I don't think the .2 bump is worth the price, but you should go and get the 8GB of RAM IMO.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 10:02 PM   #5
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I don't think the .2 bump is worth the price, but you should go and get the 8GB of RAM IMO.
Price is no object it's a work laptop I'm getting for travel and in field use to edit and manage presentations.

Battery life is a priority though, I'm getting a retina MacBook for the hardware intense work. I currently have a 2010 2.13 ghz maxed out MacBook Air.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 05:14 AM   #8
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How does the battery life compare between the 1.8ghz and 2.0 ghz versions?
It's approximately the same.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 11:05 AM   #9
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How does the battery life compare between the 1.8ghz and 2.0 ghz versions?
Battery life is reportedly a tad shorter for the faster processor, but this was for the 2011 models.

http://maccrazy.com/macbook-air-2011...grade-worth-it
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Battery life is reportedly a tad shorter for the faster processor, but this was for the 2011 models.

http://maccrazy.com/macbook-air-2011...grade-worth-it
Good grief, common sense would tell you this.
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Good grief, common sense would tell you this.
Common sense can tell you precisely how mug battery life is shorter by in a laptop?
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