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Old Feb 23, 2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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Battery life on new MBA

Only just purchased a new Macbook Air, less than a week old.

The only thing I'm slightly concerned about is the battery life.

It is currently unplugged and showing 81%, however the time remaining is showing 2:32hours.

I thought that these were supposed to have 5-7 hour battery lives or am I completely wrong?
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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Only just purchased a new Macbook Air, less than a week old.

The only thing I'm slightly concerned about is the battery life.

It is currently unplugged and showing 81%, however the time remaining is showing 2:32hours.

I thought that these were supposed to have 5-7 hour battery lives or am I completely wrong?
The time remaining is a constantly changing estimate, based on the current workload on your system. There are many factors that impact your battery life. See the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section of the following link for details, including tips on how to maximize your battery life.

The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 03:13 PM   #3
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The time remaining is a constantly changing estimate, based on the current workload on your system. There are many factors that impact your battery life. See the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section of the following link for details, including tips on how to maximize your battery life.

The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ
Thanks for your advice, I'll have a read now.
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