As compared to the similarly priced Windows based notebooks and laptops, the MacBook Airs don’t have the same level of performance. This statement was proven through different tests and analysis reports on the subject of handheld computers’ performance.
According to PC World, there were two MacBook Airs, which were test against Windows 7 based machines. The test results were phenomenal because the MacBook Airs OUTPERFORMED their Windows 7 counterparts. However, the online traffic got a little agitated by the test reports and some users commented:
• “The MacBook Air costs far more than many of the laptops you’ve compared it against. How does it do against similarly priced notebooks?”
The question was reasonable, which is why the same 11 and 13 inched MacBook Airs were compared against Windows laptops that had the same price tag. This time, a lot of differences popped up. Even though the Windows based devices have a slightly poor battery life, they’re capable of packing that extra punch that is often sought by portable PC lovers from all over the world.
The first test was carried out, using a $1200 11 inch MacBook Air. It had a 1.4GHz Core2 Duo processor, 2 Gigs of RAM and a 128 GB flash storage space. Back up by an Nvidia 320 M graphics card, the machine scored a 74 on the WorldBench 6 test. Call of Duty 4 was running at high graphics setting, on 1024×768 resolution. Within the same price range, a Lenovo IdeaPad was selected. This little baby had an iCore5 processor, 4 GB of RAM and an ATI 5650 GPU. Guess what, this time the WorldBench score was 106 and the same game ran at a higher resolution and an increased frame rate.