Anyone gone 2012 MBA 13" Ultimate -> 2012 i7/i5

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by coughalot, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. coughalot, Jul 1, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2012

    coughalot macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm interested in the experiences of anyone who has gone from a 13" 2012 MBA Ultimate (2GHZ/4GB/256GB) to any of the 2012s i5 or i7, and how has the 2012 system been in terms of performance, battery, fans and heat.

    I use my MBA all day at work, using Office apps, Mail, Terminal. Plus I used Aperture quite a lot etc and don't suffer from noisy fans or any 'silliness' ;-)

    I'm looking at either getting a i5 13" with the same 4GB/256GB spec or pumping it up to the i7 with 8GB. But I'm concerned by the i7's possible extra heat / fan usage and generally whether the i7 would be overkill.

    I find the 2010 a great machine and still is.

    Thanks.
     
  2. jksu macrumors regular

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    you mean 2010 -> 2012 right?

    same screen
    much faster processor
    more ram/ssd/cpu for the same or sl less cost than before
    faster sad
    usb3/thunderbolt
    facetime camera 720p
    30-60min more battery life
    slightly warmer
    not much diff between i5/i7 in some benchmarks
     
  3. calvol macrumors 6502a

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    I have the 2010 13 UMBA with Samsung display and will keep it, performs too well to upgrade, I'm not CPU-limited as all for the things I use it for.
     
  4. tfannon macrumors newbie

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    i went from last year's model to this years

    the biggest change is the 8gb (great for running a windows virtual machine) and the graphics actually dont suck if you happen to like a game or two on the road.
     

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