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Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Ted Witcher, Aug 31, 2013.
How's it running on the i5 and/or i7? Do I still need a MBP?
Great on my 13" i7 8GB
Hmm. Maybe I don't need a MBP after all.
I primarily use an iMac with dual 27" displays. In fact... I was on it pretty much all day today. I do use my MBA while in the field... especially if I am gone for a while. I might do some organization or editing on the MBA... depending on how long it is until I get home. Then I transfer the projects back to my iMac.
Remember "great" is a subjective opinion. You may or may not find that the Air will be good for you.
My primary machine is a 2008 iMac (specs in sig). Aperture works on it fine, but it consumes all 6GB of RAM frequently, especially when zooming in 100% and brushing in sharpening or brushing in the repair tool. As such, it pages out every so often which is not really TOO noticeable as I am using a home-grown FusionDrive, but it does beachball every so often.
When I am on the go, I've run Aperture on both a 2012 i7 MBA and a 2013 i7 MBA (both with 8GB of RAM); it is MUCH faster on either Air than on my desktop. I see minimal delays when applying brushes, zooming to 100% or using the repair tool. No beachballing at all and just a pleasure to use. I am shooting Nikon D300 RAW files (10MB - 12MB each).
When my 2008 iMac gives up the ghost, I was planning on replacing it with a high-end Mac Mini; now I'm leaning towards an Air as the experience has been great.
Thanks. Anybody have any thoughts on editing video?
Ted go to www.fcp.co as they have an article with real world tests and feedback using an Air for video, hope that helps
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I run Aperture on a 15" MBP. When at home, I'm connected to a 23" ACD which is great. The 15" is fine when traveling but I miss the 23". I would find the 13" too small for significant work.