Has anyone gone from a 2012 Air (11-inch i7) to the 2016 MB? If so, do you feel there is a significant difference in the performance of those two models?
I gifted my son my 2015 rMB and he returned the old gifted 2012 MBA 11" top spec. I noticed it's the SDD and 8gb ram that makes the real difference in being snappy but as the MBA was pushing less pixels he could easily play WOW on the MBA all be it the fans running constantly but not so easily on the rMB due to the screen res mainly.Has anyone gone from a 2012 Air (11-inch i7) to the 2016 MB? If so, do you feel there is a significant difference in the performance of those two models?
Don't know much about Xcode, but the MacBook is well optimised for FCP as seen hereGood feedback so far from everyone. Thanks!
This is going to sound crazy, but I use my 2011 Air for some occasional Xcode development and Final Cut Pro work (mostly videos under 5 minutes in duration). I know the Air isn't really designed for pro applications, but it works fairly well for me.
The only thing I really dislike about the Air is the fan noise. So, the idea of a fanless machine is particularly appealing.
My concern is that if I go to the 2016 MacBook M5/512, the thermal throttling will make it impossible for me to continue to work with Xcode and Final Cut the way I do with the Air.
Compared to a 2014 Air 13" , the rMB (2015) is marginally slowerThat's promising! Thanks for pointing it out.
This is my exact spot (well, I have the 1.7GHZ). The rMB seems spectacular in size. I don't do any pro work, just occasional VPN in to work which works fine. I want small and light and the screen looks amazing. I feel like I'm just being held up by the idea of a new rMBP in June. It's the fear of missing the next thing.How do you think the new MacBook with m7 would compare to 2011 MBA 13" I7 1.8GHZ 4GB RAM? I'm actually still pretty pleased with the performance of my MBA.