2012 MBA 13" vs 2009 MBP 15"

Started Jul 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
Peter Rongsted
Senior MemberPosts: 1,641Gear list
Re: 2012 MBA 13" vs 2009 MBP 15"
In reply to Tee1up, Jul 19, 2012

Tee1up wrote:

Most if not all the macbook air units use the Intel integrated graphics chip. Your older Pro likely has a better / faster dedicated graphics chip.

And the integrated Intel HD 4000 in the current MacBook Airs is a lot faster than integrated chips used to be. On top of that the dedicated chips use back in 2009 were not all that fast. So I don't thin you'll find the difference all that big if there at all.

Aperture or Lightroom for that matter will use all the resources you can throw at them and I for one would either go for a new macbook pro or make sure you older MBP is maxed out with ram and has at least a 7200 rpm HD or an SSD.

Anyway Lightroom depend on the CPU and does not use the graphics chip anything but displaying the image.


 Peter Rongsted's gear list:Peter Rongsted's gear list
Canon PowerShot S95 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Olympus PEN E-PL1 Olympus E-500 Nikon D700 +35 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow