Originally posted on February 21, 2008 @ 11:12 pm
If there’s one thing about notebook specs that you always have to take with a grain of salt are battery capacities. If you believe that batteries will really run through the stated number of hours claimed by the manufacturer you will almost always end up disappointed. Even the venerable Apple brand is not immune from these lofty claims. When Steve Jobs unveiled the Macbook Air, he claimed that it has a a 5 hour battery life. This most probably meant that the actual battery life is closer to 4 or 4 and a half hours when used in the real world.
But there has been a growing number of claims on various forums that some Macbook Air users are actually experiencing a dismal two hour battery life on their new gadgets. And to top it off, it takes 8 to 10 hours to fully charge the battery. This and other battery issues are being aired in various forums and even in Apple.com’s discussion boards.
Have any of you guys bought a Macbook Air lately? Share your experiences with your battery here.
Is anyone else having similar problems? Is your Air’s battery working fine? Let us know in Comments.