New uses for MBA as a result of the battery life?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gametime10, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. gametime10 macrumors regular

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    I'm curious as to whether the new longer battery life has changed how people use their MBAs?

    I ask because I normally work in my office where I plug in my laptop, and then go home where I have another charger. So I'm not sure how the longer battery life would make a difference. Even when I travel, it's rare that I take a flight longer than 5 hours. But maybe there are new ways to use the laptop that I'm not considering!
     
  2. ApplNat macrumors member

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    New ways to use the laptop? I just use it. If I don't have a charger with me at work and I'll be home that night, it's fine because I get 10 hrs of usage (occasionally a bit more).
     
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    I suppose before when it runs down to 50% and is lunch time, u find a power source to plug it in so it can go the rest of the day until u get home. Now, at 70% at lunch, you may not bother.

    But the biggest diff probly is, because a charge cycle lasts you longer now, that means less battery wear per time used, so by the time battery needs replacing, you are ready for a whole new laptop.
     

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