MacBook Air Speed

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tusing, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. tusing macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2010
    The new MacBook Air 11" (stock) performs at 80% of the current 13" MacBook Pro 13".
    So, following pure logic, it turns out that the new MacBook Air is 144% faster than the first generation MacBook Pro, and this does not count the SSD speed.
    In conclusion, the MacBook Air 11" ($900) is faster than your 1st Generation 13" MacBook Pro ($1200).
    Remember, this incorporates graphics. When you incorporate processor speed, it is about 108% faster than the first generation MacBook Pro 13". When you put in the SSD, the final score comes out to be about 120% faster than the first generation MacBook Pro and just as fast (100%) as the current MacBook Pro (stock 13").
    Just an interesting tidbit of info. The only downside to the new Air is the lack of a backlit keyboard! Although in Lion, I will use F5 for Launchpad and another key for another feature (if I get the new Air).
  2. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    :confused: The stock MBA 11 operates at 1.4GHz or ~58% of the MBP
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Why not just look at the front page of MacRumors where they posted benchmarks for the MBA. Seems a bit more straight forward then doing the math to figure out that one model is 144% faster then another.

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