As more and more people get their hands on the new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, the folks behind GeekBench have compiled benchmark results for the latest laptop offerings. As one would expect, the mid-2012 version of both devices increases performances over previous versions, with the 13-inch MacBook Pro outperforming the late 2011 version by 868 points, and the new MacBook Air out performing 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. Iím curious whether itís the cheaper price or the faster performance (or a combination of both) thatís contributing to the MacBook Proís popularity.
The question that many people are curious about now is 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 a move was made 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 quite a bit of time though as Apple will need to sort out the pricing changes as well as the manufacturing side of things.
Source: Primate Labs