How many have not upgraded to the 2011 MBA or Lion due to reports of worse battery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Jobsian, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Jobsian macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2009
    Certainly my main reason, even though they're mainly anecdotes, but also some of the early benchmarks also showed this IIRC.
  2. calvol, Nov 2, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2011

    calvol macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2011
    Instead of upgrading, I kept the 2010 Air for it's long battery life and cool operating temps. As seen in the attached screen shot, at the moment it still has 18:43 hours of battery life left!

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  3. TheJing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2011
    Somewhere in Europe
    Yea, and mine has 2 years left. I'm never going to charge this baby!
  4. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

    Nov 3, 2009
    Its not a significant difference in battery life for most people.
  5. IJBrekke macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Beach, CA
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Upgraded to Lion, then downgraded again after two weeks because of battery life, heat, and program compatibility.
  6. miggitymac macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2009
    I have a 2010 13" MBA...didn't think it was necessary to upgrade to the 2011 version.

    I'm on Lion and haven't noticed a drop in battery life or any heat issues. I'm a student so I'm mostly just using Pages and/or Word and browsing the web. I still get more than 8 hours of battery, which is all I really need for my daily use. As long as I don't need to bring the power adapter along to class with me, I'm happy. :p
  7. EdgarZ macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2011
    Paris, France
    Get Lion! I have an 11' macbook air with 4go of ram (2010model) and it just feels great to play with the new osx. It saves you a lot of time with its better interface and easy access to apps.:rolleyes:
  8. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    I upgraded to Lion first day on my 2009 Air, and while the fan runs a little higher these days (used to idle around 1700, now around 2500) it doesn't actually seem any hotter, and the battery life is about the same.

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