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MacBook Air 2010 Not So Slow After All

Discussions with friends about the new MacBook Air inevitably gets to a point (usually very early in the discussion) about its speed. “Isn’t it kind of slow,” they ask? My usual response is, “It is replacing my nearly 5 year old first generation Core Duo, not Core 2 Duo, powered MacBook – which I still find very usable. So, no, it is not too slow for me.” However, based on MacWorld’s Speedmark test results, it looks like the MacBook Air 11.6-inch model fares quite well speed-wise while the 13.3-inch version compares very well with the Core 2 Duo powered MacBook Pro.

Lab report: MacBook Air benchmark results

Sure, an i3, i5, or i7 powered MacBook Pro may run rings around either of the MacBook Air models. But, I really like the netbook-like size of the Air and expect to be perfectly happy with its relatively “slow” (but not to me) speed when my unit arrives (soon!). And, I expect to even happier not to have to worry about a pain in my shoulders or neck while carrying the Air.

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