2012 MBA vs. 2010 Mac Mini

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

  1. masterjedi73 macrumors 6502

    masterjedi73

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    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

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

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    The Air is close to twice as fast cpu wise, gpu wise the Air is like 20-30% faster
     
  4. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    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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