best way to extend battery?

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

  1. laramie macrumors newbie

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    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

    TEG

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    Langley, Washington
    #2
    Set screen brightness to minimum, set the HD to sleep, reduce processor power.

    TEG
     
  3. fredrickyoon macrumors regular

    fredrickyoon

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    Seoul, South Korea
    #3
    I calibrate the battery once in a while to increase battery health.
     

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