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Apple MacBook Air June 2009

Laptop lightweight packs more punch

Mac Benchmarks

Xbench Results
Overall

Apple MacBook Air

Longer bars are better

Note: the speed of MacBook Air’s SSD storage exaggerates its Overall rating.

CPU

Apple MacBook Air

Longer bars are better

Memory

Apple MacBook Air

Longer bars are better

Graphics – Quartz

Apple MacBook Air

Longer bars are better

Graphics – OpenGL

Apple MacBook Air

Longer bars are better

HDD

Apple MacBook Air

Longer bars are better

The 2.13GHz model performs pretty much as we’d expected in our Mac-native Xbench tests, outpacing its predecessor by around 15-20 per cent. A little experimentation with the bundled iMovie video-editor also confirmed that it is noticeably more responsive when working with large video files. Still, it’s a shame that the 2GB of memory can’t be increased.

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