Can the MBA handle it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by alainmeier, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. alainmeier macrumors newbie

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    Hey there, I am considering getting a MBA, but I am worried whether or not it can deal with the following workload easily.

    Typically, when I'm on the computer, I have the following applications open:

    - Sublime Text 2
    - Terminal (usually running 1 instance of a rails server)
    - Photoshop CS6
    - Spotify
    - Skype
    - HipChat
    - Sparrow
    - Chrome
    - GitHub
    - Twitter
    + other smaller things

    I'm always running two monitors (the built-in one, plus a dell 20-something incher) as well. Can the MBA pull off this workload? I currently have a 2.66Ghz MBP [mid-2010, so it still has 2 cores] with Geforce GT 330M. It can pull this off without a sweat. Would the MBA be fine with this?

    Do any developers use MBAs every day? Could you share your experiences?

    Thanks!
     
  2. lil' brudder macrumors 6502

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    Minneapolis, MN
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    It should be able to handle that just fine. Just be sure to get plenty of RAM.
     
  3. alainmeier thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    my only addition is to upgrade to 8gb of ram.
     

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