Jul 22, 2011, 03:32 PM
My HP pavilion's motherboard fried and the insurance company gave me the money back for it so I'm thinking about buying the base model Macbook Air 11" with 4GB of RAM instead of 2GB. I already have a 2008 8 core Mac Pro for serious work in Final Cut Studio 3 and things like that but for this laptop I'd like to install things like Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamwever and especially Lightroom. Do you think that the base configuration with upgraded RAM will be enough to handle these things or should I consider for $50 more the base Macbook Pro? I really like that the Macbook Air utilizes flash memory over a SATA drive like the Pro uses but will the base Macbook Pro handle programs like Lightroom 3 better than the Air?