architecture student on the go

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by eddi.maruyama, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. eddi.maruyama macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2011
    São Paulo, SP - Brasil
    Hey guys!

    Im thinking about buying a 13" mba to be my computer everywhere i go, but I have some doubts about it's performance because there are a lot of different opinions around the web.

    It will not be my primary machine, since I have a sony vaio F (heaavyy for carryng around!) and a powerful desktop for gaming and rendering, but i will ocasionally need to do some work on adobe cs5, autocad, and google sketchup light work on the mba. Have you guys ever tried one of this programs? how is the performance?
  2. tmoerel macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2008
    Not a problem! CS5 runs very well on the 13". So does Autocad. Just make sure to get 4Gb of RAM to be able to work on more complex stuff.
    My 13" MBA is not slower than my old 24" iMac.
  3. dragon13, Jan 7, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2011

    dragon13 macrumors member


    Nov 10, 2008
    Agreed. I've been using CS5 on my gf's 13" (while my MBP is getting fixed). CS5 works wonderfully. I just downloaded sketchup after reading your post, cause I was interested, and no problems at all.

    These new airs really surprised me. I never looked twice at them, but honestly, after playing with this one for a bit. I'm seriously thinking abt picking up an 11".
  4. eddi.maruyama thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2011
    São Paulo, SP - Brasil
    This little machine seems to be an excellent company for me, or any other architecture or design student or professional!

    I wonder how it will performs with heavier sketchup models and cad drawings! Think i'll have to wait to see! Thanks for the answers guys!

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