2013 MBA i7 1.7 / 8gb / 512 (deck out) benchmarks

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MLMcMillion, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. MLMcMillion macrumors member

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    Anyone seen any benchmarks for the i7 1.7GHz / 8GB model yet? I've seen plenty for the midrange, but I'm interested in how the i7 handles Photoshop.
     
  2. dlbmacfan, Jun 16, 2013
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    Here's my benchmark. I'll be trying out LR5 and CS6 sometime this week.
     
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    hows battery life on the i7?
     
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  5. MLMcMillion thread starter macrumors member

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    That's exactly what I'm thinking about doing. I love my rMBP, but the new MBAs are sexy. Can't wait to see Photoshop benchmarks.

    Do the Apple retail stores carry the top-end model, or does it have to be ordered?
     
  6. ocrane macrumors member

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    I guess the ultimate is available at the apple stores. I got mine from the boulder Colorado store
     
  7. MLMcMillion thread starter macrumors member

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    Does it handle the Thunderbolt Display pretty well in clamshell mode? I may just have to go pick on up tomorrow.

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    For the sake of comparison, here's the benchmarks from my first-gen rMBP 2.6/8/512

    http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/2056701
     
  8. Philz macrumors member

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    I got mine at Seattle/Bellevue store up here in Washington.
     
  9. ocrane macrumors member

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    I've always got mine open next to the display. It works very well. And actually you can easily tell the ssd speed jump from the rMBP.
     
  10. MLMcMillion thread starter macrumors member

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    That's what I'm most interested in. I do development primarily, so that's always nice. I just need it to be able to handle Photoshop as well.
     
  11. Jefe's MacAir macrumors 6502

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    Yes.

    bought mine (Ultimate) today at the Flatirons Crossings store.
     
  12. mayuka macrumors 6502a

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    Well. If you all got your i7 Macbook Airs now, what about posting some test results? The i7 gives you about 10-15% cpu speed increase. Wamth (temperature inside) in clamshell mode would be very interesting, as well as battery life.
     
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    Got mine this morning and been using Photoshop CS6 with the MBA in clamshell. It stays nice and cool, and handles Photoshop beautifully.
     

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