New MacBook Air processor specs.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by R3P1N5, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. R3P1N5 macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong...

    In order from left to right in the comparison: MBA 11" i5, MBA 13" i5, MBA 11/13" i7,54620,54617

    Makes the 13" MBA with the i5 look good to me =]
  2. vader_slri macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2009
    I pulled up that exact comparison. I think you got it right.

    I'm a bit surprised that Apple went with ULV CPUs in the 2011 13" (whereas they went with LV CPUs in the 2010 13"). Yet battery life has apparently not improved for the 13".
  3. RamGuy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2011
    Aren't they using the new battery measuring method? We had this "battery life has gotten worse" discussion with the release of MacBook Pro 2011 as well.
  4. vader_slri macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2009
    Yeah, I thought about that but I think when Apple released the 2010 MBAs, the new battery testing methods were already in place. I could be wrong.

    In any case, the 2011 11" models have the same battery life as the 2010 models, and they all use/used ULV CPUs. The 2011 13" models are now using ULV instead of LV yet also retain the same battery life. You would think that the 2011 13" models would get better battery life.
  5. kruso macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2011
    What about hyper threading? Is there in any of the processors in the new air?
  6. nexsta macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2007
    So the the new Airs aren't using the new Turbo Boost Technology?
  7. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    Yes, all the Sandy Bridge mobile i5s and i7s support hyperthreading and turbo boost.
  8. Duke15 macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2011
    Yeah, Hellhammer said something about it not making a difference on battery life. That really suppresses me as well. Kinda wish they'd gone with the LV for the 13"

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