2012 MBA vs. 2010 Mac Mini

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by masterjedi73, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. masterjedi73 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2004
    2012 MBA 128 8gb ram
    Mid 2010 Mac Mini 8gb ram

    I primarily use my mini for garageband and sibelius (music notation). Occasionally I have to use iMovie, but not for anything "professional". I ordered the air and am considering selling the mini now. I have the mini connected to a 1TB drive for storage and time capsule.

    What do you think the performance difference would be like? I suppose the biggest challenge wold be getting used to not storing all of my files on the MBA. Can I access the files on the 1TB drive if it's hooked up to my airport without a mac attached to it???
  2. GodWhomIsMike macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2007
    I think the performance difference will be similar, but the Air should feel quite a bit quicker.
  3. jsolares macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2011
    Land of eternal Spring
    The Air is close to twice as fast cpu wise, gpu wise the Air is like 20-30% faster
  4. Nychot macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2011
    I have the same mini with 4gb ram using snow leopard and just bought 2012 mba 13" base with 4gb. Will the mba be speedier. I do intend to uograde the mini to 8gb and lion or mtn lion.

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