low-end 13" MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by leafie, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. leafie macrumors newbie

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    is the 1.8 Ghz fast enough? seems a little slow imo...
     
  2. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    It's super fast. Don't let the fact that it's only 1.8 deter you.
     
  3. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    Good post.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Frequency isn't the whole story. The CPUs are fast, much faster than a 1.8GHz CPU from a few years back.
     
  5. mitty macrumors regular

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    According to geekbench, the 1.8ghz MBA I just ordered will actually have a better score than the 2.5ghz quad core imac I purchased just last year.

    I think it'll be fine.
     
  6. leafie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    im not really computer knowledgeable so i apologize in advance but I have a netbook with 1.6Ghz and 2gb ram that runs like a snail...I know the ram is little but it starts lagging after 5+ tabs are open which is ridiculous. I know the CPU itself is a new generation, but why is 1.8? How come it cant be 2.4ghz like the MBP? thanks!
     
  7. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    That's cause of the new SSD drive vs the HDD inside the iMac though right?
     
  8. kylera macrumors 65816

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    The processor in your netbook is significantly inferior to the Air's processor, so despite the minor numerical difference, there is better performance.
     
  9. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

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    Clock speed has almost nothing to do with processor speed. The 1.8GHz i5 is waaay faster than my 2.4GHz Core2duo. The Macbook Pro processors would take too much power and generate too much heat to work in an Air.
     

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