Questions about MBA performance

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mgpg89, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 31, 2008
    I'm a musician using Ableton Live with some USB-connected hardware for live performances.
    The machine I'm currently using is a 5-year-old 15" MBP 2008 (unibody) with 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 8GB RAM (1067MHz DDR3). I also replaced my CD/DVD-drive with an additional hard disk, so now I have a 128GB SSD (for apps & OS X) + 1TB HDD (for music, movies, etc).

    I'm currently looking to replace this machine with a 13" MBA with the following specs:
    - 1.7GHz dual core Intel Core i7
    - 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3
    - 512GB SSD

    Now my question is simple: which one is the superior machine?

    (My current laptop is still running fine, but I'd like the portability and battery life of a MacBook Air)
  2. whtrbt7 macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    Newer MBA is better in speed as well as battery. Only issue will be storage but you can always carry an extra HDD with you for that. You can also use the built-in SSD if that is enough storage.

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