how long should my battery last?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by spacka, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. spacka macrumors member

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    hey all.

    im just curious (and maybe a slight bit worried) about how long my macbook air should last on a full battery. it seems like it gets less and less all the time. its not my primarily used cmputer (i use my iMac mostly) but i still use my MBA most days whether it be in bed or on my travels to friends' houses etc.

    when i do use it ive usually got a socket handy so its always charging and when its in the house not being used, its pretty much always on charge which means the battery running out isnt a big deal but the few times i actually don't have the MBA on charge it seems to run out pretty quickly. i do tend to run a lot of programs, however.

    cheers.
     
  2. Turmoil macrumors regular

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    I have a Rev A Air (refurb) and mine seems to run a good 3 hours under average use. I usually unlpug it when I get home from work and plug it back in when I go to bed - if I play games or full screen video the battery drains faster. There's a buncha threads with tips on maximizing battery life. Good luck.
     
  3. faxao macrumors regular

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    Rev B 1,86 Ghz 128Gb SSD

    2,5-3,5 hrs airport on, surfing the web, some photo pp with Nikon Capture NX2.

    Fair battery's performance overall.......
     
  4. spacka thread starter macrumors member

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  5. FilipH macrumors member

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    surfing internet, wifi, checking email : about 3.5 hours
     
  6. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    my numbers are in line with the people above.
    :)
     
  7. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    Check, longest I was able to get out of my Rev B 128SSD was just shy of 4.5 hours with backlighting at 50%, wifi on, bluetooth off, sound at 50%. I stuck to reading forums, posting, and viewing many differnt websites. I viewed some youtube, checked a few emails/resonded etc..

    I have seen it go in as little as 2 hours, 10min streaming a movie from say Netflix or Hulu but typical for non video use would be 3.5. This imo is very good for the size/weight were dealing with. Sure 8 or 10 hours would be awsome but until some new nano tech battery or whatever comes out this is pretty dang good.
     

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