I have the original MBA, and I have extremely high power consumption - see the screenshot (screenshot got while TextEdit only was running) enter image description here

Is is normal for original MBA?


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That is on the high site with 1400.

My MBA-13 consumes 1100 without TextEdit and 1200 with.

I do have Chrome and Friefox ect. running.

You might have some background stuff running, so check your Activity monitor and see who is using CPU.

Disable your network or wifi.

  • No, I have 95% CPU idle. I just runned my MBA and got 1880, but now I have 1331. Is there any methods to reduce this power consumption?
    – skayred
    Apr 6, 2013 at 12:55
  • Just to compare, I have 98% idle, no programs running from user (other than system information), my power drain is (-) 1000 mAh. So that is the lowest my MBA can do with 100% screen. But i noticed you have new battery!
    – Ruskes
    Apr 6, 2013 at 13:21
  • Yeah, just replaced it. But my MBA works only for 3 or 3.5 houts, and this is sad
    – skayred
    Apr 6, 2013 at 15:45

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