MBA 13" and MBP 13" - Battery life?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PToN, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. PToN macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I am on the market for a 13" laptop. I am considering the MBA 13" and MBP 13".

    I know i can upgrade the MBP to 16GB of RAM and replace the HDD with a SSD. My concern would be the battery life after such upgrades. Would i see a very noticeable decrease on battery life after upgrading?

    I can get the MBP 13" brand new for $1099, or a MBA 13" for $1199.

    Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, those upgrades won't impact battery life significantly. There are many factors that impact your battery life. See the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section of the following link for details, including tips on how to maximize your battery life.

    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
     
  3. Justinhub2003 macrumors regular

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    maybe its just my machine, but my battery life improved after getting an SSD.
     
  4. jomirrivera macrumors 6502

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    Actually, with an ssd you will get better battery life!
     

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