Both processors are listed on the Intel web site as having the same power draw.Does anyone know anything concrete about battery life in regards to i5 vs i7? Upgrade is only $140 for Military so I would definitely get it if there wasn't any negative impact on battery. Thanks in advance.
I was reading that too but this legend on the MBA tech specs pages it is troubling me with my purchaseBoth processors are listed on the Intel web site as having the same power draw.
Of course the next question is how does the battery test of a preproduction unit compare to a production unit.I was reading that too but this legend on the MBA tech specs pages it is troubling me with my purchase
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.
I know but they are not saying that the tests were done in the higher speed processors, if that was the case the lower speed ones will get even more battery life, that is what makes me think that the i7 will be a somehow more power and battery hungry, I just want to be sure that I made the right purchase and avoid the time spent on exchanges, and time spent on setting up machines etc, I'll be using this for work and I need it to be right.Of course the next question is how does the battery test of a preproduction unit compare to a production unit.
I think you're all reading too much in to the fact the the test was done only with an i5.
The Haswell MBA does not use more power than the Ivy Bridge MBA. That means, it does not run hotter. The voltage regulators in the Ivy Bridge MBA are also not lossless.Buy the i5, Haswell chips are running hotter than Ivy Bridge. I doubt i7 will get as much battery life as the i5.