Updated MacBook Air went on sale just a few days ago, but has already managed to disappoint many users of its low productivity. According to the test results, the processor “air” laptop turned out to be only 30% faster than its predecessor. But it looks like Apple is going to resolve this shortcoming by releasing a more powerful version with Intel Core i7 on Board.
At the moment MacBook Air is available in one versions with Intel Core i5-8210Y. Processor frequency is 1.6 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz. The main emphasis in these processors is on the energy efficiency, and as a consequence, quite seriously affected performance, especially when long loads.
But soon the market can do a model with a more efficient processor Core i7-8510Y. In the database known benchmark Geekbench appeared a previously unknown version of the MacBook Air ID AAPJ140K1,1. Chip remains a dual-core, but got a higher nominal clock speed of 1.8 GHz. In single-core mode, the new scored 4249 points, and in multi-core — 8553. Recall that the result of Intel Core i5 — 7828 4248 and points respectively. The difference is not so big, but it certainly is.
However, even with the most powerful modification of the MacBook Air, its performance still is not even close with the iPad Pro (2018). Updated tablets the number of points in Geekbench 4 superior to the result of the “air” laptop is more than two times. And this applies both to the performance of the CPU and the graphics subsystem.
Recall that the cost of the new MacBook Air is 104 990 rubles for the base model with an Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM and SSD 128 GB. Most likely, the version with upgraded i7 chip will be available later.