Resolved In Praise Of Air's Battery Stamina

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Macman45, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Macman45, Dec 29, 2011
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    Macman45 macrumors demi-god

    Macman45

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    Long story, but I had to make a ver quick unexpected trip to Cornwall after the death of a friend.

    I packed my Air, and took my iPhone but packed 2 chargers for my phone, and forgot the magsafe for my MBA

    When I left home it was on 80% and I used it on the train, taking advantage of the free wifi.

    On arrival my battery was at 69% I realised I had no charger as I unpacked, but my MBA managed to copy all the data I needed to deal with back home, and on the return journey it finally died just an hour from home!

    Well done Apple, my 4S needed charging 6 times, but the Air did the job!

    Max uptime on the 4S? 4.5 hours, but it was in constant use.....I'm dreading the bill
     
  2. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    Good battery life is largely due to the relatively small displays (11" or 13") and the solid state drive.

    I installed an SSD in my 13" X Series ThinkPad & now it gets the same battery life as my 13" 2011 MBA.

    Despite the price premiums SSD's are quite nice.
     
  3. Sonhascome macrumors 6502

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    Yea, the ssds are great, I've been extremely happy with mine.
     

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