Geekbench: New MBAs slower?

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  1. netdog macrumors 603

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    From what I am seeing posted at Geekbench in the last day or so, it seems that the new 1.86 and 2.13 MBAs are slower than the the previous ones.

    Any explanation for this?
     
  2. netdog thread starter macrumors 603

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  3. sweetice2007 macrumors 6502

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    Stop trolling. If its quick enough for you - buy one. Don't go off specs go test drive the machine.e
     
  4. netdog thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'm not trolling. I have a 2.13/4/256 on order since Wednesday, but I am a little concerned that it isn't going to be faster or cooler than my Rev. B.
     
  5. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    If anyone criticizes the Mac, either you're a troll or you're too stupid to join the Apple family. :rolleyes:

    Post the link?
     
  6. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    It will be faster and cooler. People take these synthetic bench scores too seriously. The only way you can tell how a machine performs is to use it. The combination of the 320M with the new Flash Storage will make the new Macbook Air feel very fast at just about everything for most peoples usage.
     
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    That's interesting.
     
  8. netdog thread starter macrumors 603

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    Curious if the SSDs are coming up any faster as the tech has evolved a fair amount.

    http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/search?q=macbook+air

    I am now seeing some better scores than I was last night. Hoping that some users here who know what they're doing can post some benchmarks. I am particularly interesting in the two 13" models.

    EDIT: Oh, I am seeing some much improved scores now. Odd.
     
  9. JodyK macrumors 6502a

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    I have no clue why any of you would flame the thread starter ... he is asking about a great point. Is this version as fast or faster than the previous gen MBA. I am very curious about this myself and it will weigh heavily on weather I buy one or not also.

    I mean they have went somewhat backwards with the 1.4GHZ processor in the base model. How well will the MBA take on tasks?
     
  10. netdog thread starter macrumors 603

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    In the excitement of the presentation on Wednesday, I didn't notice that Steve didn't say something that he almost always says at product introductions...

    "And this is x% faster than..."

    He also didn't mention that they ran cooler, which I kind of would have expected with this model given its challenges with heat dissipation in previous iterations.

    The new benchmark numbers posted in the last few hours are more encouraging than those that went up last night though. Still curious to see how the 2.13 and even the 1.86 are doing in terms of heat, Flash (urgh) and fan noise.

    Does anybody know what the return policy is in the UK regarding BTO machines? If these things do continue to run hot, I might want to keep what I have, or even get one of the 1.86 models instead if those run cooler.
     
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    You've made the classic error of ordering while still under the influence of RDF. :D
     
  12. halledise macrumors 65816

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    it's bull's twaddle :eek:

    how fast are these feckers!!!

    they are streets ahead of any Rev C MBAir :D
     

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