Thursday, June 20, 2013

MacBook Air 2013 which is best with core i5 or i7?

With MacBook Air 2013, Apple offers an optional Intel Core i7 dual-core processor at 1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz. This option is charged € 150. Meanwhile, Macworld published tests to determine the impact of the processor on the autonomy of the ultraportable Apple. Compared to the standard model - Core i5 1.3 GHz - the difference is almost zero during the test video playback. MacBook Air is the standard 8 hours and 18 minutes while the Core i7 equipped stops working after 8 hours and 7 minutes.

With the tool of self-seeking PeaceKeeper much the processor test, the gap is much larger: 5 hours 45 minutes for the standard model against four hours and 35 minutes for the model with Core i7. A score may seem disappointing, but this configuration is still an hour more than any 13" laptop released last year. Regarding performance, the gap is larger than the range in 2012. With house system Macworld performance, the MacBook Air Core i7 2013 1.7 GHz scored 204, against 166 for the Core i5 MacBook Air (2012 and 2013). The MacBook Air Core i7 2012 had a score of 187. The difference is significant. Note that it is also more powerful than the Retina MacBook Pro 13 "revived in the early days of the year.

This difference is explained by the fact that the processor is more powerful, but also that the frequency difference is greater between the Core i7 and Core i5. If we are to believe the battery of tests conducted, the difference is mostly felt when testing with Aperture, VMware and CineBench. At first glance, the choice is pretty simple. If the list of applications that you use frequently, you have none of CPU intensive, so take your sights on the Core i5 to make the most of the autonomy of Apple's ultra-portable. If, against, you occasionally need power, the Core i7 is more than ever an option to consider.

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