2013 MBA 13" Battery Life with Windows 7 Boot Camp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SevenFourSeven, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. SevenFourSeven macrumors newbie

    SevenFourSeven

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    I'm looking into buying the new 13" MacBook Air, and I'll be running Windows 7. I've seen varying reports of 5 hours, 8 hours, even 12 hours of battery life, but what are you guys getting with daily usage?

    The most intensive stuff I'll be doing is probably multitasking with 20+ Chrome tabs at once alongside MS Office, so I don't think I'll be draining the battery that quickly.
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Power management under Windows isn't as good. I noticed I get about 2/3 of the usage on my Retina MBP 13" in Windows 8 verses OS X. I'd expect about the same output from it.
     
  3. whiteonline macrumors 6502

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    You will need to go through the advanced power settings. In there you can set the max/min CPU to use while on battery in the processor power state.
    You can set both min/max to 1% (the cpu won't actually run at 1% because there is a hard limit to the minimum/maximum speed in the CPU itself). If you feel slowdowns affecting you, start raising the max. Experiment with both.
     

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