Will MBA beat my Desktop ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by smagdy, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular


    I will receive my MBA tomorrow, So I wanted to know if it will be much faster than my desktop!!

    Desktop: (Shuttle)
    - AMD 64 4000+ (2.4GHz)
    - 1GB RAM
    - 120GB SATA 7200RPM
    - Windows XP

    Notebook: (MacBook Air)
    - Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6GHz
    - 2GB RAM
    - 64GB SSD
    - Leopard

    All these programs are always opened simultaneously
    - Dreamweaver(desktop) Vs Coda(notebook) - Web Development Editor
    - FTP
    - Very light Photo editing Photoshop(Desktop) Vs Dono which program on (Notebook)
    - At least 2-3 different browsers with several tabs in each browser (Safari, FireFox, etc...)
    - Listening to radio online (iTunes)
    - IM Chatting
    - I don't know what applications I will need to open more in Leopard (1st time user) but at least several widgets.

    Thanks in advance
  2. Retired


    The Air will be perfect for that light usage :)
  3. macrumors 6502a

    It will probably be just fine, with one possible exception: what video card is in your PC? 'Cause if you have a dedicated GPU with bundles of memory, you will see some loss on the graphics side.

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