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2015 MacBook vs 2011 MacBook Air
« on: April 02, 2015, 08:49:01 am »
The upcoming 2015 version of the MacBook has raised some eyebrows in terms of the hardware that has been announced for it and now the benchmarks are coming in and they aren't setting any records to say the least. The guys over at MacRumors have benchmarked the new 2015 MacBook and are finding that it performs in the same range as the 2011 MacBook Air which probably isn't a great selling feature for Apple. The new 2015 MacBook will be going on sale April 10 and will start at $1,299 for the entry model which is pricey for the performance if you compare to previous models.

   Though the Retina MacBook isn't officially launching until April 10, an early 64-bit Geekbench benchmark of the entry-level machine was spotted this afternoon, giving us our first glimpse at how the new ultra thin MacBook measures up to existing products in Apple's notebook line. 
   
   The 1.1GHz entry-level Retina MacBook with an Intel Core M-5Y31 processor was benchmarked twice, giving two single-core scores of 1924 and 2044, and multi-core scores of 4038 and 4475. Comparatively, the 2015 entry-level MacBook Air with a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor has seen scores in the neighborhood of 2881 (single-core) and 5757 (multi-core), so it's a good bit faster than the new MacBook. 

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