Can the MBA handle it?

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

  1. alainmeier macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2012
    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?

  2. lil' brudder macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    It should be able to handle that just fine. Just be sure to get plenty of RAM.
  3. alainmeier thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2012
  4. stevelam macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010
    my only addition is to upgrade to 8gb of ram.

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