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New MacBook Air vs. Other Ultrabooks (2012)


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#1 SurB86

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:53 AM

Apple's just upgraded it's MacBook Air line with speedy SSDs and Ivy Bridge cores, but in terms of overall specs, it's a mixed bag when comparing to the competition. Apple has brought the Air line at least up to par on the processing front with top-of-the-line ultrabook competitors that have recently adopted Intel's 3rd-generation Core i5 and i7 chips.

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The 13-inch Air's base clock speed of 1.8GHz looks nice against the competition, with competitors like the Envy Spectre XT following closely behind at 1.7Ghz. The new Air also reaches parity with competitors at the high-end, with an Intel Core i7 clocked at 2GHz — speed that matches the Spectre XT. Apple is also fairly close to its competition in the memory department, with most models featuring 4GB of DDR3 RAM as a basic option. Where Apple really pulls away in the performance department is in storage, with a competitive 128GB SSD standard, and an impressive 512GB SSD high-end option.

Source: The Verge

#2 FalseAgent

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:50 AM

These comparisons really need to start factoring prices in.

#3 pcHuntqwerty

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 05:01 PM

Great comparison chart! Thanks for sharing this.

#4 Borix

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:52 AM

My advice: if you can handle OSX and got the money, go for MB(A).

#5 ThunderROM

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:46 AM

^ what?

#6 cherinom

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:16 PM

Re: Other Ultrabooks 2012
These comparisons really need to start factoring prices in.

Prices can easily depreciate for electronics so if the price is indicated, the data will get outdated very soon

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