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Macbook Air Late 2010 2GB vs 4GB battery hold

Blackdesktop

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May 15, 2013
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Hello,

I would like to buy Macbook Air Late 2010 model and I don't know what model to choose. One is 2GB 128GB model and other is 4GB 256GB.
Are the battery last time the same or 4GB 256GB will use more power and battery runs out faster? Or there is now difference?
 

justperry

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Aug 10, 2007
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Hello,

I would like to buy Macbook Air Late 2010 model and I don't know what model to choose. One is 2GB 128GB model and other is 4GB 256GB.
Are the battery last time the same or 4GB 256GB will use more power and battery runs out faster? Or there is now difference?

Even if it drains faster, which is barely true, go for the 4 GB, 2 GB is just too little for Mountain Lion.
 
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Blackdesktop

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 15, 2013
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Thank you.
But how much faster 4GB drains, if 2GB (300 battery cyckes) can hold up to like 5 hours, then 4GB (so far 100 battery cycles) hold like 3 or 4 hours?
 
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Isamilis

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Apr 3, 2012
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2GB will require more power than 4GB, because of small RAM will force OS to use disk for paging/caching. Running with paging file, even though the disk is SSD will require more power. I found this when comparing between using RAM Disk versus SSD on MBA.

Hello,

I would like to buy Macbook Air Late 2010 model and I don't know what model to choose. One is 2GB 128GB model and other is 4GB 256GB.
Are the battery last time the same or 4GB 256GB will use more power and battery runs out faster? Or there is now difference?
 
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