Impressions of the MBA at the apple store and questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by maflynn, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    So I ran an xbench on an 11" MBA and while the disk based tests were quite impressive, the cpu scores were low as expected.

    since the cpu and gpu based scores on the MBA were lower then my Mac mini, 2008 MBP. It did blow the doors off my dell mini (atom based processor) but that was to be expected.

    Anyways since it appears to be scoring lower then any other macs out there, are people who own the 11" are satisfied with that mac.

    Are people using the 11" as their sole and main computer?

    I was very impressed with the look, feel (very solid) and while the benchmarks were a bit low, the system was very responsive. I suspect of that apple store stocked the 4gb model, I'd probably buy it ;)
  2. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    I'm not a power user and never will be one. I plan on using the 11.6/1.6/4GB/128 as my primary and sole computer. (The iPad will continue to be used for the things it does the best.)

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