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1.8 GHz vs. 2.5 GHz

166 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 26, 2013 5:01 PM by Jon P D RSS
GAB449 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 26, 2013 12:30 PM

Will the Pro's 2.5  GHz processor make much difference over the Air's 1.8 GHz for my use?  Is the 1.8 sufficient?


I primarily use Microsoft Outlook and Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).  I VPN into my corporate network and browse the Internet.  I have Outlook open all the time along with an Office application and a couple of browsing sessions.  I would also like Windows 8 installed side by side.  I rarely watch movies on my laptop and never play games.  

MacBook Air
  • Jon P D Level 4 Level 4 (1,460 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 5:01 PM (in response to GAB449)

    in my opinion no it won't make much difference


    my MacBook Air is 1.7 and I use it more heavily than you, and everything works fine. sometimes a bit laggy but i think this is because of graphics


    the one thing that stands out is the parallels thing, i don't think the processor would make much difference here but i would be sure to go with the 8GB RAM option


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