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macrumors 6502
Original poster
May 22, 2012
Great White North
Ok, here's a fun one. My wife has a base model 2017 13" MBP, no Touch Bar version. My son needs a computer for school, so we are looking at getting a new base model MBA.

In the end, I'd like my wife to have the better of the two computers. I'm thinking probably the new MBA is more powerful than that older MBP. But it's so hard to compare! Does anyone have any thoughts?
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macrumors 65816
Mar 28, 2019
Looks like spending 100 extra on the i5 would be the way to go, and make it significantly faster than the old MBP.
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