Battery on MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by moe5443, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. moe5443 macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2010
    hello all

    I just ordered a 13" MBA and am very excited to use it. I've always been a desktop user and this is going to be my first laptop. I was wondering the best way to preserve the battery and battery usage.

    I'm going to have my MBA at my work station a lot and was wondering should I always keep the MBA plugged in and charging when I'm at work or is it better to let the battery drain and then recharge it when its empty. Or maybe it doesnt matter either way.

    Also is it like other laptops where the computers performance is better when its plugged into the wall, or does the MBA work the same regardless if its plugged in or not?

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Just use it and calibrate it once a month.

    MRoogle can also show you many of the many, many threads about the very same issue.
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    If you're at a desk, just leave it plugged in, and use the battery a couple times a week. I definitely don't recommend charging, then immediately discharging constantly. That just puts unnecessary cycles on the battery, whereas leaving it plugged in won't have ill effects.

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