I have a 2012 Macbook air. It was my first Mac and I love it. But I’m looking to upgrade to something a little newer.
2012 MBA dual core i5 with 4GB memory & 128 SSD
My typical use is I have about 15-20 tabs open in google chrome and several ‘large’ spreadsheets open in Numbers. I’m not a big gamer. If I want something to game on I use my desktop PC.
I work at home, so the MBA is rarely away from home.
It can get sluggish when I have a lot of stuff open at the same time especially the spreadsheets.
Should I be looking for more ram or a better processor? MBP or MBA?
My current MBA has 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5 and a new MBA has 1.6GHz dual‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz. Is this really much faster? Does the GHz rating mean it will be slower in general, then ramp up to higher speeds when needed? Or is a 8th-gen i5 at a slower GHz rating still faster than what I have currently?