PCMag Tests New 13-Inch MacBook Air Battery Life at Over 15 Hours

Posted June 18, 2013 at 9:55pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 9178 views

PCMag has tested the new 13-inch MacBook Air and found that it delivers over 15 hours of battery life. That's three hours over the 12 hour battery life Apple is claiming in its press materials.

The only cons the site was able to find with the notebook is a slight performance reduction over what's possible with the Haswell processors (in order to conserve battery) and no built-in HDMI out.

With double the battery life of the strongest current Windows 8 competition, the Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2013) adds epic untethered usability to a highly portable system. While systems like the Acer Aspire S7-191-6640 and Vizio CT14-A4 start to approach the MacBook Air's portability, none can approach that level of work utility away from a power outlet. The MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2013) is the system you want to be using if you need to deliver real work away from your desk. The fact that it can return such a long battery life while still using a mainstream processor is astonishing.

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Kourosh - June 18, 2013 at 10:12pm
Kickass results!
terrance&philip - June 18, 2013 at 9:58pm
Feels like its time to upgrade from my late 2010 mba.
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