best way to extend battery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by laramie, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. laramie macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2008
    I'm a fairly new MBA owner (1.6/80) and I'm wondering what other owners have found to be the best way to prolong the battery life. I've found that by dimming the screen almost 50%, I can get approximately 90 extra minutes out of my battery. If I run the screen at full brightness, I only get about 3 hours out of the battery. With the screen dimmed, I easily get over 4 hours, usually closer to 4:45 or so. My other settings are: wireless on, bluetooth off, speaker muted, minimal applications opened (browsing, basic productivity software).

    What are you doing to maximize your battery run-time? What seems to have the biggest impact on battery life: CPU usage, screen brightness, speaker, etc?
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Set screen brightness to minimum, set the HD to sleep, reduce processor power.

  3. fredrickyoon macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2008
    Seoul, South Korea
    I calibrate the battery once in a while to increase battery health.

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