Can you use the MacBook as a full-time development machine?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by domenicop, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. domenicop macrumors member

    May 16, 2013
    More specifically,
    90% of the time, my PC is with both Google Chrome and IntelliJ IDEA opened for Android/Web development.

    Both are heavy RAM eaters, but RAM doesn't seem to be a problem on the MacBook.
    I don't care about the size of the screen. I will attach it to an external monitor when at home, and I'll compromise when I have to use it outdoor.

    Is the low CPU power a problem?

    I would appreciate comments from people using IntelliJ IDEA specifically (Android Studio is also cool), but other opinions are welcome as well.
  2. domenicop thread starter macrumors member

    May 16, 2013
    Nevermind, I think I'll buy a 13" rMBP. Price-wise it's a no brainer. At the same price I get much more performance and, yes, less portability. But it's always a 13" we're talking about...

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