2012 i7 Air or 2014 i5 Air?

theBlues

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Hi,

i'm about to buy a 11" Macbook Air that i will use mainly for light Logic X projects.

For the same price, i can buy:

-2012 Air i7 2.0 8gb RAM 256 SSD
-2014 Air i5 1.4 4gb RAM 128SSD

What should i go for?
8gb would give me more room for more complex tracks, but i'm not sure about the processors.
Is the i7 faster even if the i5 is one generation ahead?

Thanks in advance,

theBlues
 

_JakeDavies

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Hi, could you please specify the actual processors that are in comparison? If there is only a one generation CPU gap then the i7 will be a lot more powerful than the i5. Even seeing what you wrote here, the higher clock speed and more RAM is definitely worth the money. Plus there's more storage. I would go with the i7
 

_JakeDavies

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Yes, having looked at some benchmarks online, the i7 is the way to go. Better scores in 3D mark and geekbench and it has better integrated graphics which will help rendering times. Also the faster clocked speeds will provide much better performance!
 

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