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Old Dec 15, 2012, 06:31 PM   #1
afrc
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MBA 4 days old battery issues

Hi,

Just bought a MBA 13" 8GB 128GB.
Awesome little machine. Really happy with it so far.

However, just noted my battery health is 98% sometimes 97%.

Is this normal with a shiny new machine ?
Just read Apple's advices on batteries, and did a callibration: drained the battery until shutdown, wait 5 hours and fully recharge, but it doesn't seem to solve it.

Also, the estimated time for battery is just 5 hours. I have just the Chrome opened, brightness to 1/3 and no backlit keyboard. Apple claims 7 hours on the 13".

Do you think i should return mine and ask another MBA, or im just freaking out for nothing?

http://i48.tinypic.com/2yyb6n9.png

Thanks.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 06:43 PM   #2
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totally freaking out for nothing - do a search here...
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 07:00 PM   #3
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It's nothing man.
The battery life indicator is unprecise so basically you're freaking out over nothing but I remember it myself too when I bought my first mac - an MBA - a year and a half ago.

Don't expect to get 7 hours of charge out of your MBA though unless you're being very very conservative of your use.

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Just enjoy the fantastic new machine you've acquired! =)
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 08:54 AM   #4
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Normal battery behavior.
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