MBA 13" 2012 v MBP 13" 2008

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by OceanFrog, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. OceanFrog macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2009
    I've just ordered my new MBA 13" i5 with 8gb ram and the 256gb ssd. This will replace my current MBP 13" 2008 c2d with 4gb ram.

    So how much more powerful will my new machine be? Twice? Three times? More?!?!?

    I'm a big fan of Moores Law ... really interested to see if it applies here :)
  2. oxfordguy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2008
    Oxford, England
    Its not so straightforward as saying it'll be two or three times faster etc., the biggest difference you'll notice will be in boot and application opening times and any tasks which involve accessing the file system, as the SSD in a MBA (or any SSD-equiped computer, in fact) is much, much faster than a "traditional" hard disc.
  3. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68020

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    I have a late '08 base model 15" MBP and even my 2010 base model 13" MBA blew it away (2.4 C2D in MBP, 1.86 C2D in MBA). The SSD makes everything faster. It'll feel like a super computer compared to your MBP.

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