Quick battery report

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by petsk, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. petsk macrumors 6502

    petsk

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    #1
    Been up for three hours and 20 minutes now (battery indicating few minutes left), at full brightness and light to medium-heavy usage outside in the sun. Pretty decent numbers I'd say! :)

    2012 Air 11 inch i5/8GB/128GB
     
  2. dona83 macrumors 6502

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    Coquitlam, BC
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    That's great to hear! Gaming battery life is not as good though, I killed my wife's Air's battery in an hour and a half playing COD:MW.
     
  3. dona83 macrumors 6502

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    To clarify my last post, she has an 11" Air and this is in comparison to my old iBook G4 where I played Unreal Tournament 2004 for three hours and 45 minutes before the battery died, which is exactly the amount of time I waited in the ER to get an injury checked out. lol. Mind you, UT2004 is not a CPU taxing game, it ran great on the G4.

    On the other hand, my wife used the Air on and off over eight hours and by the end of it still had 40% battery life remaining -- listened to a few hour long Podcasts (letting the screen shut off, it uses very little battery), browsed the Web tethered via Bluetooth to her iPhone, etc. Her battery settings are screen off after one minute, sleep after two. With virtually instant wake up like an iPad, you wouldn't know it went to sleep in the first place.
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5

    mattopotamus

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    on a related note, my 13" has 1 cycle on it with 78% health....i think i need a new battery
     

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