MBA Battery Life in Mavericks

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by larry918, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. larry918 macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2013
    Hi all.

    Just got my i5/8gb model a few days ago, and I'm loving the battery life. However, as soon as I do something more demanding than say, surf safari, it significantly drops down. I'm a huge music listener, and always have music running in the background. According to MacWorld, "...iTunes will take greater advantage of the hardware acceleration provided by a Mac’s GPU, reducing the amount of power needed to watch movies and play music by as much as 35 percent." Can anyone who is running on Mavericks confirm this? Also, for users who are running Mavericks on their 2013 MBA's, how much more hours are you getting?

  2. Artofilm macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2005
    Since Mavericks isn't a finished product, everyone will have different experiences. Report your battery life findings to Apple.

    If you want a stable OS X experience you should be using Mountain Lion.

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