Resolved 2010 Late MacBook Air, 2012 MacBook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Hexaedro, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    (hmm.. I've joined here before a few minute
    Yeah, my English is ****... Because i'm Korean :)
    please understand my vocabulary)

    I know.. 2012 MacBook Air has "intel Graphics HD 4000"
    well i'm using Macbook Air 2010 Late so i have many Jealousy
    so, how many affection of 2012 Macbook air's graphic compared with
    2010 macbook air?

    Sorry for my vocabulary. :(
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Feb 20, 2011
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    Hi,

    I owned the 2010 air (13" base model with 4gb of ram) until I broke its screen
    last week I bought the new 2012 air (13" base model)

    I only tried to play nhl 2009 in windows xp under parallels desktop and it ran smoother on the new one

    I have diablo 3 and CS:GO installed, so I can try that too if you'd like
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    The one thing the 2010 Air doesn't have - backlit keys.

    Stupid Apple decision.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Not a stupid decision. Battery life > Backlit keys. The nvidia GPU made it so they took out the backlit keys. The new iteration has no dedicated GPU hence less power draw, hence backlit keys.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    The 320M is not dedicated. The 330M is, but no MBA has ever had that. The 320M is integrated into the 2010 MBA's northbridge, it's not a separate chip. The only thing special about the HD 4000 is that it's integrated into the CPU instead.

    Also, backlit keyboards don't significantly affect battery life. Apple just chose not to include it, likely because of cost. For example, the base 2008 unibody Macbook didn't have a backlit keyboard but the higher end model did, but there wasn't a significant change in battery life.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry I shouldn't have used the word dedicated. Point Is the nvidia drew something like 10w of power whereas the intel one doesn't draw that much.
     

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