Performance of 13 MBA (1.7GHz i5) vs 2.53GHz i5 17MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by cmm, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. cmm macrumors 6502a

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    How much of a performance drop should I expect if I end up buying a 13 MBA? I have a 2.53GHz i5 17MBP with 8GB of ram and a 120GB Intel SSD.

    Thanks!
     
  2. cmm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hrm, it doesn't list my machine, but I assume it is pretty close given other i5 speeds? What does it mean in real world, i.e., where is the MBA slow?
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Since the MBA is a bit faster CPU wise, as it seems, the only drawback is the 4 GB less RAM.
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    Open Activity Monitor and go to the System Memory* tab and look for Free and Inactive and Page Outs and Swap used and report back, thus we/you can see, if you need 8 GB RAM or can live with 4 GB RAM. This is best used after a day of your usual work.

     

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