Got the 2nd gen MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by silverblack, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. silverblack macrumors 68020

    silverblack

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    Anyone? Can you confirm if the core shut down issue still there? How is the fan speed compared? Still running hot or cool?

    I am so anxious to find out :)
     
  2. mullerit macrumors newbie

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    ..and Xbench please

    It would be so great if somebody who has the new air in hand, or the possibility to play with one at a store, could run Xbench on it ( http://www.xbench.com/ ). Xbench is easy and just takes 2-3 minutes, plus it allows to upload the results to there comparison page, we all could visit and, like me, could compare our existing Mac's with the Air 2,1.

    I have currently a Macbook Pro 2.4Ghz and saw that the new Macbook Aluminum's are better in performance then my Pro :eek: ...If the Air's figures are only somewhere near my Macbook Pro, I will replace it and use the Air as my primary and only Mac. :cool:
     
  3. tigres macrumors 68040

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    That is exactly what I did. Mine has not shipped yet, but this Air2 replaces a 2.5ghz 4mb 320hd. Ohhh did I risk it or what.:eek:
     
  4. mullerit macrumors newbie

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    Tigres, do the Xbench with your Pro and save it on there website. As soon as somebody with a new Air is posting his results you can compare.

    ...the old Air's are less then 50% of the score I got with my Macbook Pro :eek: so that wouldn't be good. Specially graphics was like 80% less performance, but this should be a complete different figure with Air 2,1

    I also have the Matrox Dualhead2go and the new air should be able to run 2 screens with 1280x1024 (the old couldn't), so I'm looking forward to use it in this setup when in the office.
     
  5. tigres macrumors 68040

    tigres

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    I did it a couple of weeks ago actually. I will look for you and post the link. I compared it to the new one I believe.

    It is at home now, as I am at work so let me do my research.
     
  6. tigres macrumors 68040

    tigres

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    Found it.


    Found it here's the Link http://db.xbench.com/merge.xhtml?doc2=313394
     
  7. mullerit macrumors newbie

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    your numbers are better then mine ..of course I only have the 2.4Ghz Pro. My score where just below 100

    ...now we only need to keep looking for an Air owner to post his results :)
    it will say MacBookAir2,1 as "Model" in the 4th row from top.
     
  8. MPHL macrumors regular

    MPHL

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    Just my new air and I love it very very much!! I think there is a noticable difference in processor speed compared to the first generations...
     
  9. mullerit macrumors newbie

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    Xbench shows a HUUUGE difference between first and second gen. Air! ..this is great news:

    http://db.xbench.com/merge.xhtml?doc2=316749
     
  10. twist2b macrumors regular

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    Do you realize the READS BLOWWWWW away the pro? Damn.
     

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