How does m3 compare to i5 MacBook Air 2015?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by end4ee, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. end4ee macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2017
    I'm considering buying rMB and was wondering if I will notice any difference in performance between these two. I'm currently using i5 MacBook Air 2015 edition and its good enough for what I do which is: kiwi mail, browsing, spreadsheets, omnifocus, jump Desktop. I've seen benchmarks and m5 seems to be even faster than i5 Air but the price difference is too big and I'm worried about m3 lower base clock compared to Air.

    Anyone switched from i5 air to m3 rMB and could verify ? Many thanks
  2. kofman13 macrumors regular

    May 6, 2009
    id love to know this too!!!! currently shopping for a mac laptop
  3. Marcopolo53 macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2016
  4. ascender macrumors 68020

    Dec 8, 2005
    Based on my experience, the M3 Macbook will be more than capable enough to handle those programmes and it has a retina screen too which is a big improvement on the MBA screen.
  5. ValkyrieLenneth macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2008
    I switched from an Air 2015 to Macbook 12" 2015. The new one is snappier in most tasks. The Air is a little bit faster in processing images or video. But overall, I prefer the new Macbook (also because of the retina screen).

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