2011 MBA vs 2012 MBA??

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by SuperMiguel, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. SuperMiguel macrumors 6502

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    Only +4gb more of ram on 13" it cpu goes from 1.7 to 1.8??

    any other dif?
     
  2. RocketRed macrumors 6502a

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    + USB 3.0
    + New Magsafe Charger design
    + 512 GB SSD option
     
  3. FlakinJamaican macrumors newbie

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  4. SuperMiguel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Flash drive any fasters??
    CPU that much faster??
    Is ram now replaceable by user??
     
  5. GREEN4U macrumors 6502a

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    c 'buv
     
  6. SuperMiguel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    proof on the cpu?
     
  7. jgc macrumors regular

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    Use the forum search tool and loot at the benchmarks comparing 2012 to 2011. Fairly significant.
     
  8. islanders macrumors 6502

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    ..

    USB 2 with no firewire was a deal breaker in 1995!
     
  9. rookpsu macrumors member

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    The new Samsung 830 SSD's - with the 6GBps controllers - are significantly quicker.

    I just ran a BlackMagic test a second ago since my old 2011 MBA is sitting here besides me.

    The MBA 2011 128GB (Samsung) ran about 250 both ways.
    The MBA 2012 256GB (Samsung) ran about 400W, 450R.

    I've heard there can be some disparity based on the nature of the test and how Toshibas and Samsungs handle compressible data differently however the difference is not insignificant and, from an anecdotal standpoint, it certainly feels a LOT snappier.
     

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