Itunes on Macbook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by superstarmc, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I'm thinking about getting a macbook air, mostly for college purposes. I was wondering does anyone have thier iphone synced to your macbook air? I'm wondering how itunes affects the performance of a MBA. Does it make the machine slugish at all. If so I may leave my itunes library on my older computer and just store documents or photos on the air. Thanks.
     
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    anonymous6237

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    I've switched my primary iTunes library to be on the Air. Previously I had it on an external HDD and I still keep my complete library on there but I sync my phone with the one entirely on the Air's SSD.

    I haven't had any problems with iTunes on my base 13". Now if this was a windows laptop with the same specs iTunes would crawl but it runs so much better on a mac. You should be fine. (I would recommend 4GB of Ram as a general rule of thumb though...the 2GB Ram models just don't have enough IMO)
     
  3. macrumors member

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    No issues. I have iTunes always open on a 2nd desktop and iPhoto almost always open on a 3rd desktop.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I run iTunes 24/7 on my Macbook Air with 2gb ram.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Not sluggish :)
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    No issues here. Recently moved my library from a high end gaming PC running Windows 7, and iTunes FLIES on the MBA in comparison.
     
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    Variant

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    iTunes received a major performance overhall for Lion, so it runs just fine on the Air.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    No need to worry, your MBA will handle it fine. I ran my ITunes on my original version MBA with no problems at all for almost two years. When I got my MBA 13 with SSD, I moved all my work on to that machine and now use it exclusively to synch my IPhone, IPod, and to hold all my ITunes files.

    I think the SSD makes the synching process a bit faster, although it was not slow even on the original with only 2GB of RAM.
     
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    Cynicalone

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    The SSD will make iTunes fly.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    its iTunes. of course it'll run great on the new macbook airs. They are both made by the same company you know.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    i have got 110 gbs of music on my air (in iTunes obviously), runs like a charm!
     

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