View Full Version : Anyone made jump from 2010 MBP 15" to 2012 Air 13"?

Jan 28, 2013, 02:40 PM
I own the 2.66 i7 version of the 2010 15" MBP (8GB RAM, 128GB SSD+1TB HDD) and am thinking of making the jump to a 13" Air (2.0 i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB). Has anyone made the same switch and have thoughts to share?

The benchmarks look about the same, but that never tells the whole story. I use my MBP mainly for photo editing RAW files in Lightroom and occasionally some light video editing. Any big performance differences? Will the lack of a dedicated GPU greatly affect rendering times with video (even if it's just the 512MB GT330M)?

As to why an Air and not the rMBP- mostly cost, just can't justify the expense for my use case. Also, thinking of getting a 27" iMac down the road if I need a workhorse.


Jan 28, 2013, 02:44 PM
You may find some useful info here:

MacBook Pro 15" (2010) vs 2012 mba (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1405895)
Sell 2010 MBP 15" for 2011 MBA 13" or 2012 MBA 11" Opinions?? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1450056)