Logos 8 on a 2020 Mac Air

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Juan Carlos Compres | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, May 23 2020 4:51 PM

My computer needs to be upgraded and I've been using a 2012 MacBook Pro. I am on a budget at the moment and I am considering purchasing the new 2020 Mac Air. Is anybody here using Logos 8 on one of those? How's performance? I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks. 

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 23 2020 7:52 PM

I was using Logos 8 on a 2011 MacBook Air (I think), then a 2013 MacBook Pro. Ran fine for me, although I don't use a lot of visual filters or collections.

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 23 2020 7:52 PM

You'll get better performance both with a larger SSD and more RAM, of course.

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Armin | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 23 2020 10:05 PM

It depends on your library size, number of tabs, collections, rules,... I have a MacBook Pro 2017 with SSD and enough RAM, but I find Logos to be quite slow. You will find in the forum that the lack of performance is one of the more common complaints. 

Having said this, I believe that or most users a new Mac Air with SSD should work just fine.

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 24 2020 4:04 AM

You can go to Geekbench and compare the performance of your 2012 MacBook Pro with the 2020 MacBook Air. That might help give you an idea. See here: https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/search?q=2020+macbook+air

The biggest factor in Logos performance is having an SSD. Did your 2012 have a HD or SSD? If it had an HD, you'll be amazed at the difference.

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Juan Carlos Compres | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 24 2020 10:49 AM

Thanks a lot for your input. It´s useful now that I am planning on getting a Mac Air. 

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Juan Carlos Compres | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 24 2020 10:55 AM

At first it had a HD, then I replaced it with an SSD. You’re right, the difference was amazing. The only downside is that it runs hotter after that, but performance wise, the difference is day and night. Thank you for the link. I could find my machine and compare it to the Air. My doubt will be if the i5 (quad-core) will make the difference for Logos. I’m more inclined to get the I5. Thanks again. God bless. 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 24 2020 5:09 PM

Juan Carlos Compres:
My doubt will be if the i5 (quad-core) will make the difference for Logos. I’m more inclined to get the I5.

Personally watching Refurbished Mac's => https://www.apple.com/shop/refurbished/mac for 2020 MacBook Air (dreaming of quad core, 16 GB Ram, and 1 TB SSD). So far in 2020, latest model year for Refurbished Mac models is 2019, including 16" MacBook Pro (MBP): e.g. Refurbished 16-inch MacBook Pro 2.3GHz 8-core Intel Core i9 with Retina display- Space Gray, 16 GB Ram, 1 TB SSD for $ 2,379 => https://www.apple.com/shop/product/FVVK2LL/A/Refurbished-16-inch-MacBook-Pro-23GHz-8-core-Intel-Core-i9-with-Retina-display-Space-Gray

Configuring 2020 MacBook Air (MBA) with quad core i7, 16 GB Ram, and 1 TB SSD is $ 1,849 (so refurbished should be ~ $ 1,579)

Configuring 2020 MacBook Air (MBA) with quad core i5, 16 GB Ram, and 512 GB SSD is $ 1,499 (so refurbished should be ~ $ 1,279)

Refurbished 16-inch MacBook Pro 2.6GHz 6-core Intel Core i7 with Retina display- Silver, 16 GB Ram, 512 GB SSD is $ 2,039 => https://www.apple.com/shop/product/FVVL2LL/A/Refurbished-16-inch-MacBook-Pro-26GHz-6-core-Intel-Core-i7-with-Retina-display-Silver

16" MBP screen is 3072x1920 that is 20% larger than 2560x1600 on 2020 MBA (pixels per inch are identical). The 16" MBP has four USB-C ports while 2020 MBA has two USB-C ports. 16" MBP has touch bar while 2020 MBA has function keys.

FYI: Configuring 2020 MBA with 8 GB Ram reduces price by $ 200 (amount of Ram usage depends on open application usage). My purchased Logos library uses 134 GB on a 2019 model 27" iMac 5k with 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 having 64 GB Ram and 1 TB SSD.

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