11" i5 vs i7... in regards to battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by lionheartednyhc, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. lionheartednyhc, Jul 25, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011

    lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816


    Jul 13, 2009
    Crap, please delete. Realized a thread already existed.

  2. QuaziModo macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2011
    Townsville, Australia
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    I understand it gets hard to do so but this topic has been covered.

    i7 seems to have a growing consensus of 20..30 mins less battery. At least of the threads I have read. TDP is a figure and yes they both have the same but in terms of usage you'll find it varies depending on the tasks you set a given CPU. It can be true that a faster CPU can idle more quickly however a base load drain still might be higher on either CPU, and to be honest I haven't bothered to read the spec on the CPU's in that much detail to say any more :)

    I personally am still ordering an 11" Ultimate. I know I'll need the extra processing capacity over the 3 years of its life, no real option to upgrade or change as it is an institution purchased machine.
  3. lionheartednyhc thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jul 13, 2009
    Thanks for the reply! I actually revised the topic because I realized a thread already existed. Thinking I will go the i5 route..

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