Macworld has released an article with some interesting findings. They have found that the new MacBook Airs are actually slower than the previous generation models. As you may remember, these new models were announced at this year’s WWDC with modest processor speed bumps and a nice $300-$700 price drop. Here’s what Macworld had to say […]
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New MacBook Air Model Slower Than Last-Gen Model?

Macworld has released an article with some interesting findings. They have found that the new MacBook Airs are actually slower than the previous generation models. As you may remember, these new models were announced at this year’s WWDC with modest processor speed bumps and a nice $300-$700 price drop.

Here’s what Macworld had to say about it:

What’s weird about the new high-end MacBook Air model is that although it cost dramatically less than its immediate predecessor, it was also slower than that model. The late-2008 1.86GHz MacBook Air was faster than the new top-of-the-line model in 11 of our 18 tests, and as a result, the old system’s final Speedmark score was slightly higher. The low-end 1.86GHz model did a better job versus its predecessor, besting it on most tests and improving on its Speedmark score.

Macworld goes on to suggest that this is from Apple’s aggressive thermal managment.

I’m willing to accept this from Apple simply because ther was such a dramatic drop in price. I would wager that if the price had remained the same, there would be a much bigger public outcry, and rightfully so.

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