ARS TECHNICA Review: MBA soars w/ Ivy Bridge

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by justit, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the post. Awesome review. Exactly what I was looking for as I currently have a 2010 and am upgrading to a 2012.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    I have the 2.0GHz with 8GB Ram and upgraded from the 2010 Ultimate. It is a huge difference. Simply amazing difference in Lightroom and Aperture for loading 1:1 previews. FAST, FAST, FAST. I think it is faster than my quad core late 2009 iMac.:eek:
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Looks much faster than the 2010. I guess when referring to 2010, its the models with the 9400? Or it is the 320M? I see a huge difference in OpenGL performance and I expected better resutls in graphics from that but it looks worse compared with the rest
     
  5. 2IS
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    2010s are 320M
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Though the initial comments for the 2011 were that they were really faster in CPU benchmarks but just a bit worse on GPUs.

    Seems I ll have to upgrade in the near future, as I already find my 2010 base 11'' too slow for basic stuff and the difference seems huge in all aspects.
     

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