Macbook Air Late 2010 2GB vs 4GB battery hold

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Blackdesktop, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Blackdesktop macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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

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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?
     
  4. justperry macrumors 604

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    I don't really understand the Cycles here!

    It will be minutes difference, not >~15-20 minutes.
     
  5. Isamilis macrumors 6502

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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.

     
  6. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    Tiny difference. Not worth worrying about - get the 4GB.
     

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