High end MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hipwr, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. hipwr macrumors newbie

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    Can the High end MBA w/ i7 1.8 dual core processor handle

    Final Cut pro
    Logic pro
    Photoshop
    Basic Web design

    I would not be running these programs at the same time but I'm wondering how the High end MBA would hold up... Heat? Lag? etc.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jackrv macrumors 6502

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    I can't speak for FCP or Logic, but there's no reason it can't run photoshop well. There have actually been threads in here with people stating how good it ran. Maybe some heavy filters on 4000k pixel images may be a bit taxing, but that's at the high end.

    Basic web design is not taxing at all. It's just text editing, maybe a layout viewer like iWeb or Dreamweaver. The only thing that may cause strain is running a local database for testing, but MySQL or PostgreSQL aren't taxing, especially with a small DB.
     
  3. YEEZY macrumors member

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    Photoshop is smooth on a BASE 13" MBA. I'm using Illustrator at the same time, and 3D Rendering is surprisingly fast. Final Cut Pro seems like it'll have a small hiccup, I'll have to try that later.
     
  4. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    FCP and Logic will work fine, it'll just be a bit slower.
     
  5. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Slower than what? :confused:
     
  6. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac Pro.
     
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    That would depend on what model year, and the OP didn't mention any specific computer he was comparing against, so that's why I was confused. Still am...
     
  8. Jiten macrumors 6502a

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    If the i5 Macbook Air is benchmarked faster then all of the core2duo Macbook Pros of the past, it can run all those programs well.
     
  9. sevenyears macrumors newbie

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    Well I can do photoshop and web design without a hitch on my macbook pro.....with a core duo from 2006. The new air wont have any problems in that area.
     
  10. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    In comparison to the current models is what I'm assuming.
     
  11. CyrusKafaiWu macrumors member

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    Web design (including photoshop). You dont even need 1gb of ram. I manage to do it on a 10 year old windows xp with 256mb of ram without photoshop of course.
     

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