Which Macbook for the best battery life?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by bettercalllsaul, Aug 18, 2019.


Which Macbook for the best battery life, from your experience?

  1. Macbook (12 inch)

  2. Macbook Air 2018

  3. Macbook Air 2019

  4. Macbook Pro 2019 (13 inch)

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  1. bettercalllsaul macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2019
    Hey! I am contemplating about which Macbook to get. All I care about is having the best battery life (screen size shouldn’t be bigger than 13 inches though).

    At first I was set on a MacBook Air, but so far, I’ve only read contradictory things. For example, according to this benchmark https://luckyicon.com/en/software/batterytruth/stat/, the regular Macbook (12 inch) seems to have the best battery of all. I’ve also seen something on youtube and read an article saying that actually the latest Macbook Pro has a longer battery life than the Macbook Air.

    Also, if I do decide on the MBA, does the 2018 or the 2019 model have the longer battery life? The 2019 model apparently has a 49.9 Wh battery, which is lower than the 2018 model (50.3 Wh)..

    Finally, I’ve read experiences from MBA owners saying they get about 6 hours from their MBA, which honestly is not a whole lot and is making me reconsider on whether I should get any Macbook at all.
    Can anyone definitively let me know which macbook has the longest battery life? Thoughts?
  2. Pugilares macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2019
  3. ptimickey59 macrumors newbie


    Jul 10, 2019
    France, Valenciennes
    I think a air 2018 is the best choice.

    NEvetheless, between 2018 and 2019 the difference will not be so big.

    the macbook is 10h if I 'm not mistaken , but perf & components are worst than a air.
  4. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Either of the MBAs probably. They're not all that different.
  5. ghanwani, Aug 18, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2019

    ghanwani macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2008
    There have been several tests by vloggers saying the base MBP 2TB3 has better battery life than the MBA. It also has better battery life than the MBP 4TB3.

    Here's one -- battery test starts at around 7:30.
  6. bettercalllsaul thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2019
    I am interested in the Air 2017, but where I live it costs 1599 euros (for 512 gb SSD), and I just refuse to pay that price for a machine that's so outdated, especially when I can get a new air for cheaper.
  7. Pugilares macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2019
    I see. Where I live MBA 2019 is 256 ssd maximum and it's almost twice the price of Air 2017 128 ssd. My plan is to replace original 128 ssd just after warranty period for Samsung 970 pro ssd.
  8. nph macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
    I have 2017 MBP 15 and 2017 MacBook Retina. My estimate is spot on with info on Luckyicon. Maybe slightly better for the MacBook but the MBP spot on.
  9. Macintoshrumors macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2016
    the data points to the macbook as having superior battery life over the others

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