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13 air 17 decreases battery life/more heating compared to i5

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by life4567, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Hi, does the 13 air i7 have a lower battery life than the i5. does it become hotter than the i5
  2. macrumors regular

    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.
  3. Macman45, Dec 24, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2012

    macrumors G5


    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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