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Mac Specs: 15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c

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Have not seen any benchmarks on the iSeries in the new MBA. Intel only announced them a little over 2 weeks ago.

But, first off, the iSeries flat out performs the C2D by a fair margin on every test I've seen at a similar clock speeds.

Secondly, the i7 in the new MBA is a hyperthreaded chip - meaning 4 threads vs 2 threads of the older C2D of the last MBA. I would be surprised to see a benchmark of the two chips you're talking about and not see the i7 stomp the C2D by a margin of somewhere around 50%.

Of course if you're using it for a email, internet, office machine... that won't really matter.

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