Will Haswell finally give the 11 inch MBA "up to 7 hours" of battery life?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    Will Haswell finally give the 11 inch MBA "up to 7 hours" of battery life? This is the main thing holding me back from getting the 11 inch air atm.

    I'm a college student and could really use the portability of the 11 inch but hate the idea that I would only get 3 hours of medium usage. Not only that but over years battery capacity gets worn down so starting with a quoted "up to 7 hours" battery life is especially key :(
     
  2. 2IS
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    No, Apple will just make it thinner with smaller batteries to compensate :p
     
  3. macrumors 601

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    Don't forget a more power hungry high-res display.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    No way to know until we get closer to next year's release. Everything else is pure speculation at this point.
     
  5. mortenandersen, Nov 16, 2012
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    I hope Apple will go for more battery capacity

    When Haswell arrives, I really hope that Apple will retain the now great formfactor of the Air 11 and that the battery time will be improved, in spite of the screen perhaps will demand more energy. I sure hope that Apple will NOT make it even thinner or lighter (eventhough I can see the value of an even lighter machine....) if this means that the Air 11 will not get a battery time than the present model.

    The small and light fromfactor of the 11 is one of the most valued features for me and many more, but I should be wisely balanced with a decent battery capacity, and I hope Apple will take also that into account.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    I too find the battery to be 3.5 hours, real world usage. Maybe 4. Not anywhere no way ever 7 hours unless it's idling at minimum writing a word document, bluetooth, wifi off, taking a break often.
     
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    I'm hopeful that Haswell will, however, realistically I'm thinking it will be more like Broadwell or after...:confused:
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    ...arm
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    No need for thinner/lighter... give us Retina display plus more battery!
     
  10. macrumors 68030

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    ...if they start putting ARM processors in the MBA, that would lose my sale:(:eek::(
     
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