Hello, I have a 2010 MBP 17" (i7 2.66GHz, 8GB DDR3 1067MHz RAM). I am considering to get a 2012 MBA 13" (i7 2GHz 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz) to replace the heavy machine. Is the above mentioned MBA as fast as or even faster than the MBP? Thanks.
Thanks. How about running Windows under Fusion or Bootcamp? Is the MBA on par with the MBP?
I'm running it with Bootcamp...zero issues. A friend has a 2010 MBP configured very close to what you have, and my Air (August 2012 build, Mountain Lion, 2.0G core i7, 8 gigs RAM, 512 gb SSD) smokes it in every real world test we've done since I got it.
Boots way faster, loads memory intensive programs ( Lightroom, Aperture, Sony Vegas, MS Office, etc.) faster, it's way lighter of course, and it's a good looker.
Personally, I've been really impressed with the performance of it so far