(1) I just noticed these interesting benchmarks results. I am guessing there is little chance that they’ll be drastically revised in the coming days. Single core performance 2018 MacBook Air - 4248 2017 MacBook Air - 3335 Multi-core performance 2018 MacBook Air - 7828 2017 MacBook Air - 6119 But aren’t these negligible differences? If my maximum demand from is basic post-processing of photos (say Lightroom or Darktable), then one should expect minor improvements in processing between the new and older Air. Am I correct? So, the lower quality screen of the older MacBook Air is the only factor working against it when compared to the Retina Air? (2) I do a lot of writing work on my old ViewSonic external monitor that is 1920*1080. Currently, I project my early 2015 13” MBP’s display to this monitor and the text looks smooth. Obviously, it’ll look similarly smooth with the new Retina Air. But should I expect any deteriorations in the text smoothness etc. if I hook my external monitor to the old MacBook Air? Will the old Air be able to make full use of my basic 1080p external monitor? Thanks!