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antman2295
Jul 23, 2011, 04:48 PM
In terms of raw speed, which would be faster the $1199 MBA or this http://us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/satellite/L500/L505D-S6947/

Thanks in advance!



marrzie
Jul 23, 2011, 04:50 PM
In terms of raw speed, which would be faster the $1199 MBA or this http://us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/satellite/L500/L505D-S6947/

Thanks in advance!

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Hellhammer
Jul 23, 2011, 04:50 PM
Considering that it uses a dual core AMD Turion, MBA is way faster. Should be faster GPU wise too.

Obscurelight
Jul 23, 2011, 04:51 PM
Ummm.... you are measuring an AMD Turion and 5400RPM HD vs. Intel i5 TB and SSD.......

Beaverman3001
Jul 23, 2011, 04:52 PM
The MBA would be significantly faster.

simsaladimbamba
Jul 23, 2011, 04:52 PM
MacBook Air, it has faster CPU, GPU and RAM and it also has an SSD.
But the Toshiba is cheaper.

KPOM
Jul 23, 2011, 04:58 PM
The OLD MacBook Air would blow that thing out of the water. The AMD Turion makes the Core 2 Duo look like a powerhouse, and a 5400rpm HD is no match for an SSD.

runtohell121
Jul 23, 2011, 04:58 PM
That Toshiba is really, really old.. Look for a newer Toshiba and it might be a different story.

antman2295
Jul 23, 2011, 05:02 PM
Ok thanks i was just wondering, even with the 1.6ghz processer its still is super faster than this... time for an upgrade :\

simsaladimbamba
Jul 23, 2011, 05:06 PM
Ok thanks i was just wondering, even with the 1.6ghz processer its still is super faster than this... time for an upgrade :\

Yes, as GHz is not everything. The amount of cores and threads is important too, otherwise the quad core i7 CPUs in the current MBPs with 2.0 and 2.2 GHz would be slower than the 2009 MBPs with 2.8GHz and 3.06GHz, but they are loads faster than those old CPUs.
And as the AMD CPU used in that Toshiba is older than the CPU used in the current MBA, it is just slower. The Toshiba even uses RAM which has been absent from MBPs and MBAs since late 2008.

antman2295
Jul 23, 2011, 10:38 PM
Yes, as GHz is not everything. The amount of cores and threads is important too, otherwise the quad core i7 CPUs in the current MBPs with 2.0 and 2.2 GHz would be slower than the 2009 MBPs with 2.8GHz and 3.06GHz, but they are loads faster than those old CPUs.
And as the AMD CPU used in that Toshiba is older than the CPU used in the current MBA, it is just slower. The Toshiba even uses RAM which has been absent from MBPs and MBAs since late 2008.

Thanks for the information, I would like to upgrade to an apple product, but currently cant afford it, so I will continue to use this old Toshiba.