When the new MacBook Air 2011 model was promised to have a 7 hour battery life, everyone rejoiced. Oh, seven hours — that’s great! For a MacBook Air that thin, the great battery life really pumped up the sales. This begs for the question of whether the MacBook Air really lasts for 7 hours?
One of my friend says he was cheated, because, you know, the MacBook Air failed to chug along for 2 hours. His activity usually involves browsing the web, Facebook, checking mails, etc.
After flipping through the Apple Discussion Forum for hours to find a solution, we discovered that even the MacBook Pro owners (both 15″ or 17″ display) were caught with the MacBook Air owners.
We were then pretty sure that the battery drains on both MacBook Air and MacBook Pro because of Mac OS X Lion. So, in an effort to find out whether the wacky battery problem was exclusive to Mac OS X Lion, the switch was made to Snow Leopard OS. And the result was a slight improvement in battery life. Not much. Just a token of improvement.
And then the realization sinks in that…
When it comes to improving the battery life, there’s no ultimate all-in-one solution. There are, however, several tweaks that could help your MacBook Air and MacBook Pro to last a little longer than before.
How to Improve Battery Life of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro:
I can’t recollect where this came from, but if I remember correctly, an update to fix the battery life in Lion is in the works. So, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro users, just hang in there, and let’s patiently welcome the update, which is due in a few weeks.