View Full Version : 2007 MBP vs 2013 MBA vs rMBP 15" vs 2012 iMac

Jul 2, 2013, 04:23 PM
Hey guys I just returned from the apple store to look at the new airs and decided to see how my 07 MacBook Pro compared to the air, so I did a little test that consisted of just exporting a 1 min 720p video from iMovie.
My MacBook Pro has 4gbs of ram and some intel processor, the air was base with the i5 and 4gbs of ram, and the retina had the 2.7 i7 with 16gbs of ram, and the iMac had the 680mx and 8gbs of ram and the top i7
The results
07 MacBook Pro 720p 20 minutes
MacBook Air 720p 3 minutes 1080p 20 minutes
Retina MacBook Pro 2 minutes 1080p 10 minutes
iMac about 1 second :confused: and actually did this test twice because I thought it crashed but nope it did it in literally a blink of the eye and 1080p was 9 minutes
So hopefully this will help some of you decide on a new computer because I know it sure helped me
Edit: I added the rusults for the same clip at 1080p and here you can see that if you do want to do some heavy video editing then you will definatly Benifit from the retina

Jul 3, 2013, 05:36 PM
There's serious issues with your timings or your testing methodology. If the iMac did the 1080p in roughly the same time as the rMBP then the 720p clip should have similar results.

Jul 3, 2013, 05:40 PM
Seems like some really scientific, high quality testing here....