Acute case of battery anxiety - cured!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Booji, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Stamina on my 2013 11" i5/8/256 has been much better than expected. If I really monitor my app usage and keep the screen brightness down to 75% or lower, its seems no trouble to squeeze 10 to 12 hours indicated of battery life out of it.

    While I rarely have the need to go more than 8 hours without access to a power outlet its great to have the reserve. In fact, typically its 4 to 5 hours where I've been in meetings, on the airplane, or at a convention. However, when only looking at these kind of timeframes, I was constantly worried that I might need some extra time to finish up some work or answer some last minute business request.

    With the knowledge that I could go well beyond my typical 4 to 5 hour stretch, I'm no longer worried about power management or looking around the room for a vacant power outlet. Its really a liberating feeling that the extra capacity is there, even though you might not need it. It makes the mobile experience so much better!
     
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    ValSalva

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    I'm sure this is exactly the scenario that Apple had in mind when choosing what Haswell processors to use and how to use them. It's why performance is only up by 3-5% but battery life is dramatically increased.
     
  3. macrumors 601

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    Now the downside... because u can spend more time with the laptop now, u start to ignore your chores, fresh&blood friends, u get overweight for lack of exercise. U discover online gambling, no absence of AC plug to keep u on the table and spend the rest of your student loan for online shopping.

    Mr Negativity here. :D
     

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