Battery on MBA gen2 last longer?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by begoo, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. begoo macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I've been thinking to buy macbook air gen2 this month sometimes,however I am concern about "how long the battery last on mba gen2"?

    At the moment I owned Ibook 12'' G4 the battery still have a good one, around 4 or 4.5 hours, I also have second backup battery, so total is around 8 or 9 hours battery a day.

    I am kind of mobile person, I need apple laptop that can last longer on battery.

    Any sugestion on battery for MBA gen2?


    I've read alot here in forum about MBA, but I just want to focus on "battery" nothing else.

    Should I buy this MBA? or not

    If the battery last longer only 2.5 hours or top one is 3.5 hours any solution on this? to make longer?
     
  2. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    I've had the 1st generation Air for over 8 months. Just upgraded to the 2nd generation Air two weeks ago. The battery seems to have stayed basically the same. You have at most 3 to 3.5 hours of wireless productivity with the Air.

    Without a user replaceable battery I can't recommend it if you need long battery life. A better option for you would be a Macbook imo.
     
  3. McGilli macrumors 6502

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    I'd say NO. You will get around 4 hours probably - maybe 5 - but mine takes 8 and 1/2 hours to charge.

    Since it is not removable - I would say with your current 2 battery configuration on your 12"
     
  4. keantan macrumors regular

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    I don't know about you guys, I can get between 3 and 5.5 hrs out of my MBA 1.6 SSD.
     
  5. Ironic macrumors 6502a

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  6. tigres macrumors 68040

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    Get out. really?

    Sleeping doesn't count :D

    I get about <3 so far just using safari.
     
  7. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    How? Do you have the screen turned off with no wi-fi? :)
     
  8. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    i get about 4.5 hours surfing on wifi - just keep the screen around 60% brightness
     
  9. Ironic macrumors 6502a

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  10. McGilli macrumors 6502

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    Last night, full battery- started Logic Pro which pegs one of the CPU cores to full - and i got exactly 3 hours of use until the battery hit 2% and i shut down. monitor at half and keyboard backlight on the whole time.
     

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