Was wondering if anyone had the 'real world' stats for the battery life of the 13" macbook air. And if anyone has the stats for both the i5 and i7 comparing the both would be helpful
Got the i7 model and had it running from 8am to 6pm with about 7% remaining. This was used almost constantly for emails, a webex and general browsing. It had the power savings on default, so screen was dimmed slightly etc.
Easily gets 10 hours of use for work purposes.
The problem with real world usage tests is that it varies depending on...well real world usage. People use it differently.
I think its safe that getting to what Apple advertised, 12 hours is reasonable. Maybe 1-2 hours lower or higher depending on what your doing.
I can see this to be about the same for most, intel say ont heir website that there should be no difference in battery life between i5 and i7, but 1-2 hours either way is more than acceptable