View Full Version : Help Macbook AIR Battery, Lightroom 2, 64gig Question

Apr 21, 2011, 12:08 AM
Hi everyone. Just newly joined here in the forum and just bought a new macbook air this past weekend.

I hope someone can answer my question for me.

Is it okay to leave this macbook air plugged since there is no way for the battery to be removed? Or do I always need to unplug it when it's 100% charged? My past laptop batteries died on me because it is always plugged..lol!

Second question is...does anybody installed the lightroom 2 to their MBA? My MBA only got the 64gig memory, But please take note that I am not using this laptop as my main editing computer, I do my photo editing on my 27 inches Imac and I also got an ipad.

So basically this laptop is for traveling reasons and just "quick edits" like exposure, contrast etc...no major photoshop edits :)

Apr 21, 2011, 01:09 AM
25 views and no responese :( Anyone?

Apr 21, 2011, 01:11 AM
1.) It's fine to leave it plugged when not in use. I do this all the time.
2.) I have Lightroom 3 installed. It will run just fine. But 64 GB is awfully small for any photos. It will work though. I'd recommend hiding the dock and running Lightroom in full screen mode because of the screen size.

Apr 21, 2011, 01:42 AM
It's fine to run on AC power when you need to. Just don't do it all the time, as your battery needs to be used periodically to stay healthy. Try to run on battery for a few hours every few days. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9875442&postcount=23)

Apr 21, 2011, 02:42 AM
Thank you!! :) Im so happy people answered my questions :)

Yah I'm aware 64 gig is way too small to do lightroom or photoshop work. But my photos will be saved to an external hard drive. The only time I will be running lightroom on my mba is when I'm traveling, and edit a couple of photos and that's it.

And as far saving stuff on my mba I don't think I will be doing this since I already have 1thumb drive attached to it everytime I'm using it :)

I rely more on my Imac, it's my main work station :)

Loving my MBA more now if it will be in use for my photo editing when I'm out of town :)
Thanks again for the answers!