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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:44 AM   #1
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13 air 17 decreases battery life/more heating compared to i5

Hi, does the 13 air i7 have a lower battery life than the i5. does it become hotter than the i5
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:56 AM   #2
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Most say the difference in negligible. When the i7 is maxed out on a task(s) it will kill the battery quicker BUT complete the task quicker than the i5. So there's really not much of a difference.

But I would say to be on the safe side, if you absolutely want the coolest temperature on your MBA, go with the i5.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:56 AM   #3
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I have a 13' I7 Ultimate from 2011 15 months old. No extra heat and battery life is a solid 7 hours+ I'm not sure about the new ones though, but I won't be upgrading this one until next year anyway.
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