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Battery Life MacBook Air 2013 or MacBook Pro 2013

by mrbroske / November 11, 2013 11:29 PM PST

Specs:
MacBook Air i7 8GB 2013 Model
vs.
MacBook Pro i5 8GB Retina Haswell Late 2013 Model

Which has better battery life?
I am sure the Air does, but by how much?

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Can a guy get more opinions?
by mrbroske / November 14, 2013 10:06 PM PST

And I thought that it would be ok to get other peoples opinions and test results. So no, I didn't answer it because Im looking for other opinions. Thanks Mr. Proffitt

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Sure. And cross posting is going to be noticed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2013 10:38 PM PST

I read it again and it appears you answered it there. However there are reviews where they cover runtime on battery power which is not to be confused with battery life span (cycles, months till you need a new battery.)

In fact you have to wonder if folk understand how costly it is to use the battery. Let's take the usual laptop with a 300 cycle battery. The maker's definition of wear out is 50% capacity (owners usually gripe at about 80.)

If someone used the battery exclusively, charged it daily they might need a new battery every year to keep the hours up to near when the battery is new.

Are you aware of this?
Bob

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Ok....
by mrbroske / November 15, 2013 4:26 AM PST

Yes I am aware of battert life span, I am asking about battery runtime. If people have their results for their machines, I would appreciate them here. Not people telling me that Im using this website wrong (Bob)...

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I didn't write that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2013 4:57 AM PST
In reply to: Ok....

I meant to write cross posting is noticed by most here.

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I know
by mrbroske / November 15, 2013 7:07 AM PST
In reply to: I didn't write that.

I know. Ok anyways...

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Clarification Request
MacBook Pro 2013
by belshmal / November 27, 2013 8:26 AM PST

Specs:
MacBook Air i7 8GB 2013 Model
vs.
MacBook Pro i5 8GB Retina Haswell Late 2013 Model
????? ??????
Which has better battery life?
I am sure the Air does, but by how much?

Note: This post was edited by a forum moderator to remove advertising link on 11/28/2013 at 8:36 AM PT

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