20 hours battery for primary use case?

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  1. usernames.taken macrumors member

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  2. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

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    I wish!!!!

    It's more like this....

    With brightness at the lowest, if I had a few more tabs open, or on more graphic intensive sites, I'd be getting around 7 hours

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  3. usernames.taken thread starter macrumors member

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    8h30m is still pretty nice. (Most of the time I only need to do one thing at a time) :)

    In fact, I notice you have excel open. How do you manage to get more than 2h battery? :D I avoid non Safari browsers, purely so I can get more battery life, I'd rather forgo the benefits of the other browsers, as I don't see the added benefit of the features of chrome/Firefox when compared to the benefits of extended battery life.
     
  4. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

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    if you notice my activity monitor, Excel is open but was merely open and no energy was spent on it.

    VLC was paused (normally average 3 times as much energy usage when playing)

    Can't stand Safari, tried it after getting rMB, just don't like it.

    like I said, normally get 6-7 hours on a full charge, Miss 10-11 hours I normally get on MBA 13 horribly
     
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    I also don't particularly like safari either, its just a costs/benefits thing (convenience vs battery life). I can't help but wonder what is the deal-breaker for you with not wanting to use safari?
     
  6. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

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    mostly just the way it looks and location of tabs. However I find no huge drops in battery performance using firefox vs using safari, so I'm sticking with programs I like.
     

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