Macbook Air 13" i5 battery stats

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by evorc, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. evorc macrumors 6502a

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    For those with macbook air 13" i5, how much are you getting from your battery? I just did a calibration on mine but so far I am only getting 8hours under medium load. Is this about right. Does anyone actually get 12 hours? How is this achieved?
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    From the Apple site.

    Testing conducted by Apple in May 2013 using preproduction 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-based 13-inch MacBook Air units and preproduction 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-based 11-inch MacBook Air units. The wireless web test measures battery life by wirelessly browsing 25 popular websites with display brightness set to 12 clicks from bottom or 75%. The HD movie playback test measures battery life by playing back HD 720p content with display brightness set to 12 clicks from bottom or 75%. The standby test measures battery life by allowing a system, connected to a wireless network, to enter standby mode with Safari and Mail applications launched and all system settings left at default. Battery life varies by use and configuration. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
     
  3. robvas macrumors 68020

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    What are you running? Screen brightness level?
     
  4. evorc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    About 50-60% brightness.
     
  5. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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  6. evorc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Basic stuff, internet, and some videos and music here and there.
     
  7. iphonedude2008, Aug 22, 2013
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    iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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    Im getting 13 hours with Skype, safari, and Xcode running and occasional iTunes radio listening with headphones. Display brightness set to 12.5%:eek:. I've gotten used to the dark brightness over the years. Always had my hp at 0% brightness. I'm also running mavericks. you do get a large amount of power savings and a decent performance boost.
     

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