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Flash Can Rob 2 Hours From MacBook Air’s Battery Life

November 4th, 2010 11:57 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

The lack of Flash in the new MacBook Air may annoy some users, but it has a big upside, too. According to Wired’s report (citing Ars Technica) passed on by an anonymous reader, Having Flash installed can cut battery runtime considerably — as much as 33 percent in our testing. With a handful of websites loaded in Safari, Flash-based ads kept the CPU running far more than seemed necessary, and the best time I recorded with Flash installed was just 4 hours. After deleting Flash, however, the MacBook Air ran for 6:02 — with the exact same set of websites reloaded in Safari, and with static ads replacing the CPU-sucking Flash versions.”

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