MBA 4 days old battery issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by afrc, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2012

    Just bought a MBA 13" 8GB 128GB.
    Awesome little machine. Really happy with it so far.

    However, just noted my battery health is 98% sometimes 97%.

    Is this normal with a shiny new machine ?
    Just read Apple's advices on batteries, and did a callibration: drained the battery until shutdown, wait 5 hours and fully recharge, but it doesn't seem to solve it.

    Also, the estimated time for battery is just 5 hours. I have just the Chrome opened, brightness to 1/3 and no backlit keyboard. Apple claims 7 hours on the 13".

    Do you think i should return mine and ask another MBA, or im just freaking out for nothing?

  2. macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    totally freaking out for nothing - do a search here...
  3. macrumors regular

    May 19, 2011
    It's nothing man.
    The battery life indicator is unprecise so basically you're freaking out over nothing but I remember it myself too when I bought my first mac - an MBA - a year and a half ago.

    Don't expect to get 7 hours of charge out of your MBA though unless you're being very very conservative of your use.


    Just enjoy the fantastic new machine you've acquired! =)
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2012
    Virginia, USA

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