Battery Life, 2012 11" Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by entatlrg, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    Has the battery life noticeably improved over the 2011?
     
  2. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    Not that I can tell. The specs on Apple's site are the same, and in my usage, I am getting about 5 hours. It's cool, because that's what I paid for, but I wouldn't have minded another extra hour or two :)
     
  3. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    I'd consider that an improvement. I, and most people I know (and have read about on these forums), only got around 3.5-4 on average for the 2011.

    I'm sure they're using the exact same batteries, it's just that Ivy Bridge is a little more energy efficient. So who knows. I'd probably go back to the 11in (from the 13in) if I could actually get 5 hours lol
     
  4. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    I had a 2011 MBA for a while, and it got about 5 hours. Maybe it is my usage, or just my poor memory :)

    At any rate, it is nothing terribly impressive, and works as advertised.
     
  5. dona83 macrumors 6502

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    YMMV. My wife was using her Air on and off for eight hours the first day she got it, it had 40% battery life left after the end of the day. Podcasts, web browsing, showing off a DVD presentation (ripped). Settings are display off after a minute, go to sleep after two. The Air only takes less than 2 seconds to wake up from sleep.

    Anandtech managed to get 6 hours 20 minutes from an 11" Air with light web browsing. Of course if you're gaming or doing heavy work, heck Netflix using Silverlight is a battery hog, you will get less battery life. Apple can't account for every scenario just as EPA fuel economy estimates can't account for every driver and driving condition.

    [​IMG]

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4528/the-2011-macbook-air-11-13inch-review/13
     
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