Wondering if anyone knows of any benchmarks published online that show a late 2011 MacBook Pro against a 2015 MacBook Air. I use my Pro for freelance video editing part time, but the projects are fairly basic. The most processor-intensive work is transcoding camera footage into ProRes upon import, and then later when I export just spitting out a ProRes master and encoding for the web with MPEG Streamclip. I'm satisfied with the speed of my MBP for this, but the size of this thing is a bit more for everything else I do, which is mostly writing. So I'd like to replace it with a MBA - just so long as I can get similar performance out of it compared to what I'm currently used to. I know the clock speeds can't compare, but in terms of architecture we're talking about a four year leap in CPU technology. With turboboost, could a 2015 Air i7 compare to a 2011 Pro i7 when doing processor intensive stuff like transcoding? The Air has an advantage with a built in SSD drive - not so much of a help with transcoding since I work with external drives for that, anyway, but in terms of general performance within FCPX, I'm thinking this might be a boon. My Pro has 16GB of ram where the Air can only go to 8GB. But for the type of editing I do, I'm not sure how much the extra 8GBs really come into play. Selling my Pro wouldn't cover all the costs of the new Air, but I'd be willing to pay the extra money for the added convenience the Air would bring to the rest of my life. I've considered the 13" MBPr but I actually want to go 11" with the Air, plus I like the idea of having something that's even thinner than the current Pro. TL/DR If you have any info on whether or not the 2015 MacBook Air can perform as good or better than the late 2011 MacBook Pro, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!