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solsearchin

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Apr 18, 2012
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Without stuttering ? The 1.3 ghz CPU has me worried since it is a ultra mobile chip, can anyone confirm if it can handle say Netflix Super HD or 1080P video playbook without stuttering or frame drops? What about mirroring the HD content to a tv?

Thanks guys!

I'm looking at the base air 13" , 1.3Ghz, 4GB RAM.

My other option is going with a rMBP 13" but I've heard lots of horror stories from my co workers.
 

robvas

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Streamed tons of HD off my 2012 13" rMBP over the HDMI port to my TV. Worked perfectly, not a whole lot of CPU usage either.
 
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TheEnthusiast

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Don't let the base CPU speed fool you; the CPU has turbo boost up to 2.6 GHz, which gives extra performance when needed. Also, the streaming full HD video does not constantly require 100%, 50%, or even 20% of CPU power. Same goes for mirroring. The machine is very capable.
 
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solsearchin

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Apr 18, 2012
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Another quick question, when I'm mirroring the macbook, the macbook being 1440 x 900 and my TV being 1080P does the macbook display up convert to 1080P? Does it look decent ( if anyone has tried ) ?
 
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harrisonw1998

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If you mirror and you want it at 1080p for the TV then the MacBook Air will have a letterbox and won't look quite as sharp but it is certainly usable. I wouldn't keep it like that while you're working but its ok for setting up something to stream.
 
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Mrbobb

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If it stutters, is not the Air, most likely your WIFI setup or Internet bandwidth.
 
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solsearchin

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Anyway around this letter boxing? What if I use my tv as the monitor, would it output at 1080p? Thanks for the help guys. Just to add, I have a 40/2 connection, it is solid and reliable.
 
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