Battery Drop on MacBook Air 2012

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by harisn, Nov 15, 2012.

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    harisn

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    I recently bought a new MacBook Air 2012 (13.3-inch, i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD). Made my move to Mac from Windows 1-2 months ago with this notebook.

    I updated this MacBook to OS X 10.8.2 and that went super smooth. My battery timing was increased a bit. Yesterday, I checked for available software updates from the App Store and got several updates for my OS X, including the new EFI Firmware update for 10.8.2 for MacBook Air 2012.

    The update was downloaded and installed correctly, but apparently, my battery timing has significantly dropped like crazy. I'm barely getting 4 hours out of this MacBook today. Before installing this EFI Firmware update, I was pulling around 6-7 hours of battery time with heavy usage.

    What could have gone wrong? Just yesterday it was fine, but today battery time is really bad. Any one else also having this issue?

    Thanks!
     
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    harisn

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    I think I have figured out what is the problem. It's Chrome 23.0.1271.64. MacBook starts heating up and battery goes down really fast when I have Chrome running.

    It gets back to normal after I quit Chrome. Anyone has any idea what could be the problem with Chrome that is causing this?
     
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    jmgregory1

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    Chrome has a number of known issues. I'd suggest sticking to Safari or Firefox just to avoid the battery drain.
     
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    Evil Google's plan to get everyone to buy a Chromebook, no doubt;)
     
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    dcorban

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    It could simply be the native Adobe Flash plugin.
     
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    harisn

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    Safari? Gaaahh! I'll try sticking to Firefox for now or try an older version of Chrome first.

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    Yes. I'll try disabling it first.
     

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