MBA 13" and MBP 13" - Battery life?

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

  1. PToN macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2012

    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.

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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

    Jul 17, 2012
    Cincinnati Oh
    maybe its just my machine, but my battery life improved after getting an SSD.
  4. jomirrivera macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2011
    Actually, with an ssd you will get better battery life!

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