1.3 of 1.7 ghz CPU?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ladeer, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. ladeer, Jun 10, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2014

    macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2007
  2. macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2010
    FYI, you can't configure an Air with 16gb of ram
  3. macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    First, sadly, there is no 16GB RAM option for the 13" Air. If there is, I cannot find it on the Apple Store site.

    As to i5 or i7, I have the 2011 11" Air with the i7 and I had the 2011 with the i5 before that (for about a week.) The reason I upgraded was because I wanted/needed the 256GB SSD and the only model in store, at the time, with the 256 was the maxed out i7 model.

    Honestly, I did not notice a real difference between the i5 and the i7, performance-wise, with Windows (I run 7 64bit in Parallels) Of course this could be a RAM limitation since the 2011 models maxed out at 4 GB.

    However, sadly, I did notice a definite battery time difference. The i7 gets a lot less time on a charge. (At least an hour.) Hopefully the new Haswell's do not suffer from this. Just in case, though, I ordered the new model with an i5. Battery time is key to me.
  4. ladeer, Jun 10, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2014

    thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2007

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