Primate Labs says while Geekbench 2 results for most of last week’s new Macs were quickly uploaded to the Geekbench Browser, it took a while for 13-inch MacBook Pro results to appear, but now that almost a week has passed, hundreds of results for the 13-inch MacBook Pro have been uploaded – the takeaway being that the latest 13-inch MacBook Pros offer a nice increase in performance over the previous models, with both the Core i5 and the Core i7 Mid 2012 13-inch MacBook Pros over 10% faster than the equivalent Late 201113-inch MacBook Pros – some of the increase attributable to higher processor speeds, while some of the increase is from the improved Ivy Bridge processor architecture.
The latest MacBook Pros also offer a nice increase in performance over the latest MacBook Airs. The Core i5 13-inch MacBook Pro is 10% faster than the Core i5 13-inch MacBook Air, while the Core i7 13-inch MacBook Pro is 15% faster (and $100 cheaper) than the Core i7 13-inch MacBook Air.
It’s also noted that while the MacBook Air outsells the Core i5 MacBook Pro by a factor of two to one, the Core i7 MacBook Pro outsells the Core i7 MacBook Air by the same factor of two to one, suggesting that 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.
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