Is it a good time to buy a Retina 13"? How fast is rMBP 2.5 i5 vs MBA 2011 1.8 i7?

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  1. hackerwayne macrumors 6502a

    hackerwayne

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    Im planning to sell my Mid 2011 13" MacBook Air and my Mid 2009 MacBook Pro and buy a 13" Retina MacBook Pro. Probably the base i5 2.5GHz with 128GB SSD and the extra cash goes to a casing or probably ACPP. How fast is the rMBP i5 compared to my 13" 2011 MacBook Air i7? I know Intel HD 4000 smokes the 3000 but how about raw CPU power? Cuz im comparing 1.8GHz Sandy i7 vs 2.5GHz Ivy i5
     
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  3. hackerwayne thread starter macrumors 6502a

    hackerwayne

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    Not for heavy duty use, occasionally photoshop, heavy multitask (with safari open multiple tabs, with flash etc and Minecraft open) My Air will be laggy if i do that
     
  4. HishamAkhtar macrumors 6502a

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    Can you wait until June? I'm not sure the current 13 inch MBPr is worth the money at the moment and definitely needs a CPU and GPU bump that'll come with Haswell and the new HD 5000 series iGPU (+/- quad core processing/dGPU but don't hold your breath).

    The current MBPr i5 is comparable relatively to the 1.8 Ghz i7 in the 2012 MBA in terms of performance.
     

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