As more and more people are buying the new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, the GeekBench has compiled benchmark results for the latest laptop offerings.
The mid-2012 version of both devices increases performances over previous versions. The 13-inch MacBook Pro has outperformed the late 2011 version by 868 points, while the new MacBook Air has out performed its predecessor by 677 points.
The Primate Labs Team concluded the following information:
These results suggest users who want the fastest 13-inch Mac laptop are opting for the MacBook Pro, while everyone else is opting for the 13-inch MacBook Air. I’m curious whether it’s the cheaper price or the faster performance (or a combination of both) that’s contributing to the MacBook Pro’s popularity.
One should point out that the 13-inch MacBook Pro costs the same amount as the introductory 13-inch MacBook Air with both laptops carrying a hefty price tag of US $1199. It has not been researched as to why the Pro sells more often than the Air. However, the Primate Labs Team pointed out that the faster performance for the price tag is probably one of the big reasons why it is more popular. There are speculations regarding the possibility of the word “Pro” itself influencing consumers over the word “Air” although no formal information has revealed this information to be true.
Many people are wondering whether Apple will work towards eliminating the non-Retina versions of the MacBook Pro over time and replace it with the MacBook Air. If such thing happens it is likely that the price point of the MacBook Pro would match the current 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. All of these changes may take some time though as Apple will need to sort out the pricing changes as well as the manufacturing side of things.
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