New benchmarks show that MacBooks Air is indeed a match even for MacBooks Pro

New benchmarks show that MacBooks Air is indeed a match even for MacBooks Pro

Yesterday morning we checked benchmarks of the new MacBooks Air made by Primate Labs, but they did not take into account the graphics chipset and, mainly, the solid state drives (SSDs) focusing only on processor and memory.

No problem: the staff at Macworld ran the Speedmark 6.5 on the new machines and brought us much more precise numbers.

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As you can see, the four standard configurations of 11.6 and 13.3-inch MacBooks Air were tested, with 1.4GHz and 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo chips, and with 64GB and 128GB SSDs, all with 2GB of RAM. The score ranged from 84 to 108, the latter relatively close to a 2.4GHz MacBook Pro Core i5 with 4GB of RAM!

The new MacBooks Air are definitely faster than their predecessors, and threaten even Ma's professional laptops. For some, even the whole work has already been enough for it to become their main everyday machine.

In a related note, the LAPTOP Magazine conducted tests of boot and back from sleep between a MacBook Air, an iPad and a Sony VAIO Z (with dual-SSD).

(youtube) http://www.youtube/watch?v=ZC1aQZMLAGg (/ youtube)

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