Anyone made jump from 2010 MBP 15" to 2012 Air 13"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by HoosPhotog, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. HoosPhotog macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2011
    I own the 2.66 i7 version of the 2010 15" MBP (8GB RAM, 128GB SSD+1TB HDD) and am thinking of making the jump to a 13" Air (2.0 i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB). Has anyone made the same switch and have thoughts to share?

    The benchmarks look about the same, but that never tells the whole story. I use my MBP mainly for photo editing RAW files in Lightroom and occasionally some light video editing. Any big performance differences? Will the lack of a dedicated GPU greatly affect rendering times with video (even if it's just the 512MB GT330M)?

    As to why an Air and not the rMBP- mostly cost, just can't justify the expense for my use case. Also, thinking of getting a 27" iMac down the road if I need a workhorse.


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