2012 MBA 13" vs 2009 MBP 15"

Started Jul 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
Peter Rongsted
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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

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