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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

2010 MacBook Pro or 2012 Macbook Air


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I have a mid 2010 MBP with a 2.4ghz core 2 duo processor. Running mountain lion. I upgraded the ram to 8gb and its been working well. I'd like to speed it up a bit and was planning on installing a 120 GB SSD from OWC.

First, I believe my Mac is only capable of sata ii so would the electra 3g be a better buy versus the 6g since my mac cant take advantage of the faster 6g speed?

Second, how much of a speed improvement would a 2012 macbook air with a 2.0ghz i7 and 8gb of ram be over my current system?
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Mac Specs: 15" MB Pro, 2.66 i7 ; 11 MBA 1.8GZ i7; 13"MBA 2GZ i7 8 GB mem 512GB SSD, 2 iPad3s, 1 iPad Mini

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Short answer, my 13" 2012 MBA 2 GHZ dual core i7, 8GB RAM, 512 GB SSD is almost exactly eight times faster than my 15" 2010 2.66 GHZ i7, 8 GB memory, 500 GB 7200 HDD. My 2011 11" MBA, 1.8 GHZ dual core i7, 4 GB memory, 256 GB SSD is four times faster.

A lot of the speed difference is in the SSD, something you should carefully consider.
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