Best Mac for me?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by LordQ, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. LordQ Suspended

    LordQ

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    Hi, guys.

    I was wondering if you could help me decide the best Mac for me based on what I do most:

    Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Rendering (I use SolidEdge and 3DS Max Design on Windows) and very light web browsing.

    I was thinking a 13-inch MacBook Air with 128 Gb...

    Any help is very appreciated, thanks in advance!
     
  2. Dweez macrumors 65816

    Dweez

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    What are you using today to perform your tasks? Keep in mind that for another $100 or so you can purchase a 13" macbook pro with better display and more aftermarket upgrade options.
     
  3. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    If you're going to use so many heavy apps at once you may want to consider a RAM upgrade. However I might be wrong, the SSD adds so much extra speed that a RAM upgrade may not be needed for heavy image editing apps.

    If anything I would definitely get more storage capacity. 128GB is really nothing, especially if you're saving a lot of graphics work that you're creating.
     
  4. LordQ thread starter Suspended

    LordQ

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    My current laptop is 5 years old with Windows 8, Intel Core Duo, 2.5 Gb of RAM and a 110 Gb hard drive of which I only use 20 Gb.
     
  5. aicul macrumors 6502a

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    Do your eyes a favour, get some screen real-estate !
     
  6. Meister Suspended

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    On budget: macmini quadcore. put in an ssd and 16gigs ram.

    Not on a budget: base macpro or 15" rmbp.

    In any case get a quadcore. You will not be happy with a dualcore if you render a lot.
     

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