Question regarding 2010 MBP vs. 2013 MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bill Killer, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Bill Killer macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2011
    We are likely getting a family member a new computer for Christmas. He has a late 2010 MBP, mid-tier off the shelf model. He mostly uses it word processing, but every now and then, he needs to use Final Cut. If we upgrade him to a top-of-the-line MBA with the HD and RAM upgraded (though with the i5 processor still the default), will he see a dip in performance for FCX? Or should the MBA be handle his needs?

    His FCX needs aren't needing to be rendered in 4K, or even 1080p.
  2. Bill Killer thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2011
    By the way, it's a 17" model that he'd be replacing.

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