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

MLMcMillion

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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.
 

ocrane

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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?
I guess the ultimate is available at the apple stores. I got mine from the boulder Colorado store
 

mayuka

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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.
 

MLMcMillion

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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.