MBA B Battery duration

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by alexph, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    As part of my Christmas to myself, I bought a macBookAir B SSD and as a new convert to Mac I LOVE IT.

    However... and there is always an however.... when I first had it, I saw a battery life of 5.04 hours. However, after a few days, when I am now charging the battery, I am seeing only about 3.5 hours.

    What are other people are getting.

    I have let the MBA run totally flat before recharging, which i guess it probably important.

    Any advice most welcome

    Happy New Year

    Alex
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Ironic

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    I get a little over 5 hours, you need to calb. the batt. at least once a month.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for that useful info

    Alex
     
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    NC MacGuy

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    5 hours is amazing! I usually get 3.5-4 hours.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Ironic

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    lol now about 4 hours.
     
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    Cynicalone

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    I usually get about 3.5 hours or less. Closer to 3 hours when using my 3G card.
     
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    bbotte

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    I only see 5hrs if I am using it in the dark and the brightness is turned way down. otherwise I see 3.5 hrs.
     
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    jackiecanev2

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    I see about 4-4.5 hours, brightness at 3 ticks, wifi on, bluetooth off.
     

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