Macbook 2016 m3 or Macbook Air

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by klowNeM, May 1, 2016.

  1. klowNeM macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2009
    Which would be the better option for using Lightroom 6?
  2. Sensamic macrumors 68030

    Mar 26, 2010
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Well theres the conundrum, the air will be better computationally but if you are using lightroom you don"t want to miss out on the retina screen, so you want the macbook or the retina macbook pro, considering everything the 13 inch pro is the best bang for your buck and at half a pound heavier and slightly smaller than the air its the best choice for an imaging professional on the road.
  4. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    I agree. For photo editing, you'll want an IPS screen for color accuracy, which the MBA doesn't have, and the MB might feel slow plus you need an adapter for transferring photos to it.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'd opt for the MacBook, but if possible, upgrade it to a M5 or M7 if possible. A better possibility would be a 13" or 15" MBP, where you'll get a better CPU, GPU, and possibly more storage (depending on the configuration).

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