Will MBA beat my Desktop ?

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

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008

    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


    May 16, 2006
    The Air will be perfect for that light usage :)
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2005
    Orlando, Florida
    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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