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

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2012
    Hi, does the 13 air i7 have a lower battery life than the i5. does it become hotter than the i5
  2. macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2009
    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


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    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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