|Jul 22, 2011, 05:31 PM||#1|
Will the new MBA 13" i7 cope?
I ask quite a bit from my computers, on a typical day I'll have like 15 safari tabs open, Adobe Flash builder, Adobe Photoshop, TextMate, Mail, itunes and maybe Lightroom open. I don't like to have to wait when switching programs and I also don't like closing programs . I kinda do a lot of stuff at the same time and I like it that way.
My questions is, from your experience so far with the new 13" i7 MBA (or i5), can it cope with that sort of working style?
Thanks a lot, I am really thinking hard on that one...
Last edited by vat; Jul 22, 2011 at 06:06 PM.
|Jul 22, 2011, 06:24 PM||#2|
Your biggest issue is going to be the 4GB max memory from your usage, not the i7 processor. That's not a lot of memory to spread between a lot of heavy apps.
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|Jul 22, 2011, 11:19 PM||#3|
Yes, you'r right, I am hopping that the SDD will be fast enough to quickly load back swap.
Have anyone had a try with a harsh level of multitasking? Those geekbench numbers are not substitute for real human experience...
|Jul 23, 2011, 02:18 AM||#4|
|Jul 23, 2011, 03:08 AM||#5|
I think it'll be fine. I have an i7 and run several apps at the same time which include Xcode and Photoshop. Both are memory hogs, about 1gb each, and 1gb swap used a lot of the times. It still runs fast. Photoshop sucks at memory garbage collection though.
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