We've seen that the new iPads Pro will take a big leap in performance over the previous generation, but in the case of Macs, things keep slowing at least as Apple does not migrate to its own ARM architecture processors.
He painted, from yesterday to today, a first benchmark of the new MacBook Air in the Geekbench database. Running a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-8210Y processor with 16GB of RAM, the machine scored 4,248 On test single-core and 7,828 at the multi-core.
The numbers compare to 3,925 and 7,567 respectively, registered by the 12 ? MacBook launched last year ie we have modest gains of 8% and 3%. Already the last MacBook Air numbers are much lower, 3,334 and 6,119 ie we are talking about more significant jumps of ~ 28%.
Of course, MacBook Air doesn't beat any of the recent MacBooks Pro in performance. It is a machine not only cheaper, but also thinner and lighter focused mainly on portability and energy efficiency.
In addition to coming with Intel's eighth-generation processors, the new MacBooks Air is equipped with Retina display, Touch ID, T2 security chip, 20% larger trackpad, enhanced speakers, Thunderbolt 3 ports and 100% recycled painted aluminum housing. in three different colors (space gray, silver or gold).