“Using Geekbench as a baseline, the late 2010 13-inch MacBook Air scored 2681 with its Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86 GHz processor while the 11-inch 1.4 GHz Core 2 Duo managed a respectable 2024,” Nick Marshall reports for Electricpig.
“The new 13-inch MacBook Air earned a Geekbench score of 5860, a bump in performance of over 100 percent compared to last year’s model,” Marshall reports. “The 11-inch MacBook Air was even more impressive, skyrocketing from 2024 to 5040 for 149 percent increase.”
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Marshall reports, “To put these benchmarks into perspective, the 2010 17-inch 2.67 GHz Core i7 MacBook Pro scored 5423. For £849 the 11-inch MacBook Air offers a benchmark on par with last year’s £2099 17-inch MacBook Pro.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]
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