new mba vs. my older mbp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by thumb, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. thumb macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    I was wondering what the general opinion on the useability of the new mba vs. my current mbp.

    I currently have a 2.2 GHz 15" mbp with 4GB ram with NVIDIA geforce 8600M GT GPU.

    I am considering the new 13" with 4 GB, mainly for increased portability and better battery life.

    since their specs are pretty similar RAM and processor wise, should I expect their performance to be about identical? Is there anything else component-wise I should be aware of regarding either drawbacks or improvements?

    I would use this mainly for webbrowsing with many tabs open, streaming video and audio, word processing, light image editing, and the creation and display of some rather large Power Point files (about 50mb each).

    Thanks,
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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