MacBook Air Battery Technology

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Gauss-Jacobi, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Gauss-Jacobi macrumors newbie

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    I had been wondering if the new Airs use the same battery technology as the newer MBPs, namely the 1000 charge cycle rating. I assumed not since apple didn't explicitly talk about how amazing the new Air's battery was. Anyway, I finally found this buried in Apple's battery page (http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html):

    So I guess it's a mixed bag...not quite up to the level of the MBPs, but certainly better than the old batteries!
     
  2. elwood58 macrumors member

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    And the old batteries were pretty good as far as that goes. A charge every other day still gets you 5 years, and I have never kept a laptop for that long.
     
  3. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

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    assuming you use it 8 hours a day everyday it will still last you over 2.5 years
     
  4. elwood58 macrumors member

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    And that assumes you use it on battery 100% of the time. Also remember, the rating says it will still have 80% of it's charge capacity at that cycle count, which still leaves you with a 4 hour battery on the 11" and 5.6 hours on the 13".
     

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