2011 11-inch users: report in

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by PaulWog, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. PaulWog, Jul 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2011

    macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2011
    Please report your battery life (anecdotally or with a more quantitative approach). Let's get an idea of what each user is getting in terms of battery life.

    1.6GHz i5 / 4GB RAM / 128GB hard drive / 11.6-inch Air: Approx 3-hours battery life web browsing/general use with power-smart settings and little going on. Doing a more precise re-test of this currently.
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    I got my machine yesterday so I immediately went to discharge the battery while I did my setup (installations, etc), and it ended up taking about 4 hours to discharge, which is pretty impressive considering all the work it had to do. Granted, WiFi was on, but I wasn't using it.
  3. macrumors 68030


    Oct 6, 2008
    Can you guys also list your screen brightness setting? I have found it has a huge effect on the battery of my MBP.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2007
    i turned my brightness low and backlight off in day time. fullly charged shows between 4:31 and changes to 4:06 hrs to 4.23 hrs mmmm. so it seems it fluctuates.

    but beside that i love the mba. :) I like the size and glad i didnt get the 13". I did have the mbp 13" long time back which i sold. I like this one as it feels like an ipad but with keyboard lol..

    i notice that the battery charge overnite was at 99% not the full 100%.
    not sure why.

    its morning here so i dont have brightness all the way up.its the 3rd box up from left.
  5. macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Close to 5 hours with light usage..ie surfing and handful of YouTube vids. I have my backlit off and brightness to lowest or 2nd lowest at all times with Bluetooth off. Big improvement for me since my old hp only gave me 2hrs max! At full charge I've seem it at 7hrs but of course it fluctuates down to reasonable 4:xx hours remaining later.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2011
    Where do you change all these settings. This is my first mac so Im still adjusting. Thanks for the help
  7. mac jones, Jul 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2011

    macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
  8. jackyyeow, Jul 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2011

    macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
  9. macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    Thanks, what a dimwit I am.

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