Website to Compare Apple Laptop Models?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Brenzo, May 31, 2011.

  1. Brenzo macrumors regular

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    I was wondering if anyone on these forums knew of a website that allows you to see side-by-side comparisons of different Apple laptops. What I'm really interested in is comparing different benchmark scores to get an idea of a newer model would handle certain tasks when compared to my current computer.

    The reason I ask is because I currently have a 2007 15" MacBook Pro C2D 2.4 Ghz, NVIDIA 8600M GT (256MB), 4 GB RAM with 250GB 5400 RPM HD and I am trying to get an idea of what kind of speed and/or processing improvements I could expect to see, if at all, when compared to the current generation MacBook Air as well as the future revisions when they are announced.

    Right now, I'm just under the assumption that my nearly 4-year old computer would probably be put to shame against a current gen MBA, if for no other reason, than the SSD. I would just like to see the difference in how certain programs (MS Office, Aperture, CS5, iTunes) run in order to determine whether I could use a 13" Air as my main computer.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. Brenzo, May 31, 2011
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    Brenzo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks

    Yes, that actual was pretty helpful. The Geekbench score of my MBP was almost identical to the current MBA 13" Ultimate, which I expected based on the similarity of the chips. Also, unless I'm mistaken, Geekbench scores are based purely on the processor and don't factor in the added benefits that come with a SSD. The conclusion I am left with is that the current 13" Air is as powerful, and most definitely faster, than my current MBP.

    It's pretty amazing to see how even the lowest model 13" MBP (2011) shows some significant improvements (almost twice the score of my current MBP.) Looking forward to upgraded Airs :D

    Thanks again for the link.

    Also, just stumbled across this: http://www.everymac.com/mac-benchmarks/index-mac-benchmarks.html

    Although not as graphically pleasing as the first site, it does include the 2011 iMacs.
     
  3. gcans macrumors member

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    go to apples website, u can compare macs......
     

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