Battery Life improvement in refresh

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by reclusive46, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. reclusive46 macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2011
    Would you say its likely that the 11inch and 13inch will receive a battery life improvement with the SB processors and no 320m?
  2. Onimusha370 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2010
    no real way to be sure, but i'd say similar battery life to the last MBA. if anything, you might see the battery life estimations go from '5 and 7', to '6 and 8'. nothing major i don't think though :)
  3. 2IS macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    Well there are three ways I can think of to improve battery life.

    1) Lower power circuits
    2) Improve battery technology (cram more capacity (MAh) in the same physical area)
    3) Improve the internal design to allow for physically larger batteries.

    Or a combination of the three... From what I've read about ULV SB CPU's and the C2D/320M combo, the power consumption factor should be very similar. If true, that leaves options 2 and 3.
  4. Hankster macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC
    I don't see Apple redesigning the interior after one year. MBA will probably get minor spec upgrades and TB. I'll say the battery life will be the same even if they add a backlite.
  5. 2IS macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    If they find a way to more efficiently design the interior, especially it it cuts costs they'll do it. It happens with hardware ALL the time.

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