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Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by antman2295, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Considering that it uses a dual core AMD Turion, MBA is way faster. Should be faster GPU wise too.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Ummm.... you are measuring an AMD Turion and 5400RPM HD vs. Intel i5 TB and SSD.......
  5. macrumors 6502

    The MBA would be significantly faster.
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    MacBook Air, it has faster CPU, GPU and RAM and it also has an SSD.
    But the Toshiba is cheaper.
  7. macrumors G4

    The OLD MacBook Air would blow that thing out of the water. The AMD Turion makes the Core 2 Duo look like a powerhouse, and a 5400rpm HD is no match for an SSD.
  8. macrumors 6502

    That Toshiba is really, really old.. Look for a newer Toshiba and it might be a different story.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Ok thanks i was just wondering, even with the 1.6ghz processer its still is super faster than this... time for an upgrade :\
  10. #10
    Yes, as GHz is not everything. The amount of cores and threads is important too, otherwise the quad core i7 CPUs in the current MBPs with 2.0 and 2.2 GHz would be slower than the 2009 MBPs with 2.8GHz and 3.06GHz, but they are loads faster than those old CPUs.
    And as the AMD CPU used in that Toshiba is older than the CPU used in the current MBA, it is just slower. The Toshiba even uses RAM which has been absent from MBPs and MBAs since late 2008.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Thanks for the information, I would like to upgrade to an apple product, but currently cant afford it, so I will continue to use this old Toshiba.

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