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

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

  1. lionheartednyhc, Jul 25, 2011
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    lionheartednyhc

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    Crap, please delete. Realized a thread already existed.

    thx
     
  2. QuaziModo macrumors member

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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

    lionheartednyhc

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    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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