What's your Battery Life (MBA 13" 2015, 2.2GHz i7)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by orschinger, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. orschinger macrumors member

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    What the heck... I'm only getting around 6-7 hours of battery life with my new machine (11 load cycles) and OSX 10.10.3, Brightness 60%, no hard CPU load, just surfing with Safari, Gmail, Flash blocked, only 3 tabs opened.

    Did a clean install, no migration assistant.

    Any other experiences?
     
  2. motrek macrumors 68020

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    Actual battery life or estimated in the menu bar?
     
  3. orschinger thread starter macrumors member

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    Damn, that's a wise question! Estimated.
    Ok, gotcha. Will check actual battery life tomorrow :cool:

    ...but I'd still love to see 10+ hours for the estimated time as well. It's all in the head :)
     
  4. Airboy1466 macrumors regular

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    Same I was having battery issues with my MBA 2015 sent it in came to find out it had a defective battery
     
  5. motrek macrumors 68020

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    Open Activity Monitor, make sure the computer isn't busy doing anything, let it sit for about a minute, and check the estimate again. ;)
     
  6. orschinger thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, clocked in at 8 hours 20 minutes - brightness at around 60%, Gmailing in Safari most of the time.

    Not really great, is it?
     
  7. motrek macrumors 68020

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    Well, I remember my first laptop from 10 years ago and it would run for 2 hours on battery power and that was considered fairly respectable at the time, so over 8 hours...

    That being said, other people on this board seem to get longer times. Are you sure you didn't have some other tab open in Safari running down your battery playing a Flash ad or something?

    What does the Energy tab of Activity Monitor say?
     

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