Aperture 3 Haswell Air

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Ted Witcher, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Ted Witcher macrumors regular

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    How's it running on the i5 and/or i7? Do I still need a MBP?
     
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  4. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    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.

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    Remember "great" is a subjective opinion. You may or may not find that the Air will be good for you.
     
  6. Mike in Kansas macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  7. Ted Witcher thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Anybody have any thoughts on editing video?
     
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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.
     

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