9 hours on i5 not i7?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by curtoise, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. curtoise macrumors 6502a

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    I've ordered a 11' i7 but i see at the bottom of the Macbook Air tech specs page that all tests were performed with the i5 processor, I think I'll get less battery with the i7, can anybody tell if there is a real impact on i5 vs i7 speed?

    If speeds are similar I think I'll prefer to get more battery life but they are no mentioning how much you will get on the i7.
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    The i7 has the same power draw according to Intel's web site. I don't think the impact on the battery will be noticeable.
     
  3. curtoise thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I guess I'll have to wait for the reviews and then exchange for an i5 if battery impact on i7 is higher.

    From their tech specs page:

    Testing conducted by Apple in May 2013 using preproduction 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-based 13-inch MacBook Air units and preproduction 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-based 11-inch MacBook Air units. The wireless web test measures battery life by wirelessly browsing 25 popular websites with display brightness set to 12 clicks from bottom or 75%. The HD movie playback test measures battery life by playing back HD 720p content with display brightness set to 12 clicks from bottom or 75%. The standby test measures battery life by allowing a system, connected to a wireless network, to enter standby mode with Safari and Mail applications launched and all system settings left at default. Battery life varies by use and configuration. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
     

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