Photoshop: Battery consumption (macOS)

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Hi guys, I am using Photoshop 2020 version in Macbook Air 2017 with Catalina OS. I am barely able to get 4 hours of backup. Wanted to know if it's normal amongst any other user too? I am doubting it's probably because of newest OS update (heard very bad battery backup review about Catalina) or my charger is broken.
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Ankit Saini

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Posted 2 months ago

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Todd Shaner, Champion

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10:30 run time browsing the Web:

https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/apple-macbook-air-13-inch

4:00 using Photoshop sounds reasonable. It depends on what you're doing, but PS is more processor intensive than a Web browser. ERGO- Shorter run time.

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Four hours for processor-intensive work sounds about right.

If your laptop was 2013 or older, you could consider replacing the battery; however, it's really soon for a 2017 model to have battery issues.  

If you're worried that there may be a battery issue, Micromat TechTool Pro includes a battery test (https://www.micromat.com/products/techtool-pro).


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You could, of course, move closer to a wall outlet and plug the thing into power!