Will the new MBA's stutter when watching video?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by spinedoc77, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    I see they are using the same CPU and GPU, so I'll assume they are going to stutter watching video like the other MBA's do. I'd be curious what someone more technically inclined has to say after looking at the specs and hardware, or if the flash memory hard drive might help with that.
     
  2. woody88 macrumors member

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  3. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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  4. fyrefly macrumors 6502a

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    Like Woody88 said, it's the 320M, which Apple says is 2x faster than the 9400m in the RevC MBA's. The 320M should be pretty capable of playing at least 720p without much stutter - depending on how much they throttle it to fit in the chassis.

    The Mac Mini/MacBooks with the 320M play 1080p, do they not?
     
  5. C64 macrumors 65816

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    My almost 4 year old 2GHz C2D MacBook with a GMA 950 and 2GB RAM runs 720p videos just fine. 1080p is a bit problematic, but even that without too many stutters (just a loud fan). So I don't think I'd be that much of a problem for this new MBA.
     
  6. spinedoc77 thread starter macrumors G3

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    different GPU, good to know, that will make my decision a bit easier to upgrade my Gen2 MBA to one of these new ones.
     

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