|Apr 14, 2013, 01:34 PM||#1|
MBA more powerful the 2009 MBP.
Thinking about changing before my MBP loses too much value and I'm a fanboiiii! I know a bit about computers but get confused with GHz, generally I'm more interested in using the thing than the internals.
Is this MBA both with 4gb RAM
1.7GHz Intel Dual-Core Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz
2.0GHz Intel Dual-Core Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
more powerful than this MBP
2.26 GHZ Core2Duo with 8Gb of RAM.
Mostly web email typing etc, but I do use sketchup, autocad and PS weekly but only light stuff.
|Apr 14, 2013, 02:19 PM||#5|
|Apr 15, 2013, 08:04 PM||#7|
I went from a 2008 MBP with C2D 2.4ghz and 4GB RAM to a 2011 MBA i5 4GB. The speed difference was huge. CPU almost twice as fast, but it feels much faster because of the SSD. Since the new MBA's are even faster and they can have 8GB RAM, you should notice a substantial difference.
|Apr 16, 2013, 07:24 AM||#8|
The SSD is the big difference. My MBA is nearly 3 years old and I can really tell the difference in processing as its a C2D. But storage io is still really fast.
13" Macbook Air, 4gigs ram, 256gig SSD ;
Lenovo T420, 16gigs ram, 256 SSD, 750 Hybrid
Samsung Galaxy Note 2; Lenovo and Apple Fanboy
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