It wasn't a "smart ass, useless, or unhelpful post". The fact is that battery life is very much dependent on each individual's operating environment, including screen brightness, WiFi, Bluetooth, apps/widgets/processes running, etc. Comparing battery life on two different computers, even the same model, is not helpful, as the likelihood that they're running exactly the same configuration and workload is remote. So you get one user saying they get 4 hours on a charge and another getting 2, thinking there's something wrong with their battery, when the one getting 2 may have Spotlight indexing or the Parallels Dock problem that affects their battery life. Asking what others are getting in terms of battery life, without exact details of everything running and all settings, is meaningless.Seriously folks, what's going on with this forum?
The first 3 threads I read today posted by individuals with genuine realistic questions and they're littered with either smart ass, useless, or unhelpful posts like this.
Not 2, but 5, 10, etc, esp. when the give extra info about usage? You can get a feel. It's helpful.Comparing battery life on two different computers, even the same model, is not helpful, as the likelihood that they're running exactly the same configuration and workload is remote.
Subjectively, it's about the same for me as my 13" Core 2 Duo Air was. Yesterday I spent 2-1/2 hours working in a coffee shop, running a VMware Fusion VM, writing and browsing the web. I still had 65% left afterwards which is about what I would have seen with my previous Air.Anyone tested what the battery life is on the high end 13" MBA? ( the 256 gb SSD & 1.7 ghz i7 )
Apple Expert just gave us that data. All we need are more to chime in. Not people pointing out the obvious "results may vary". That's not helpful.Of course it's more meaningful when there are large numbers of computers being compared and when data about the operating configuration of each is included, but that's rarely the case in these threads.