Macbook Air 2008 13"

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by exc4libur, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. exc4libur macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2012

    I am new to this forum, and I need some quick informations about MBA 2008 13". So I am sorry if there is some simillar thread.

    So i am about to buy used MBA 2008 13", but before i have some queastions about it. At the moment I am using iMac 2010 i3 27", but from time to time i would need laptop.

    Now I wonder if works on this kind of laptop or on this model ( 2008 ) normally adobe photoshop cs4/5 , fontlab , indesign and some of 3D modelling in blender and Cinema 4D. The MBA is not supposed to by my primary computer, it is just to fill in when i am away from home or at school and so on. Any info or anything would be great!

    thank you and sorry for my bad english
  2. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    I'd honestly stay away from any Air that's not either the 2010/2011 model. The Late 08 through Mid 09 models aren't worth the money unless it's really cheap and all you used it was for browsing, music, and watching some movies.

    Things like 3D modeling and Photoshop on a 08 MBA with a traditional harddrive would be painful to use.
  3. exc4libur thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2012
    Hmm... i was afraid of this kind of answer :eek:

    Now i use for "portable" pc , some old HP 6730s and i am dying with it, battery is gone, everything freezes all the time. So i was hoping that this would do OK. :confused:
    and no it would not be used just for internet, but also for some 3D and fontlab, and some indesign, maybe PS.

    The price is 450-400eu.
  4. Neodym macrumors 68000


    Jul 5, 2002
    Besides the fact that the 2008 MBA will struggle with the tasks you want to throw at it, it would also kill the battery on that model in virtually no time (side note: this already applies to the battery in new condition and even more so for a battery that is 3-4 years old).

    On top of that the 2008 models (Rev.A - those with 80GB HDD or 64GB SSD) had problems with overheating already under medium load, so even though the price seems tempting, you better save some more money and get a MacBook Pro or a newer MBA.
  5. exc4libur thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2012
    Hm, thank you, i guess ill wait and spare some more money, but i will buy MBA because its light and i need that, for serious work i have iMac.

    so which MBA would be good enough for my tasks?
  6. adamtj11 macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
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    Any model from October 2010 onwards would be sufficent especially compared to the aging and slow 2008 model, the base 2010 is probably Available 2nd hand now for €650 maybe less.
  7. Durious macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2008
    Calgary, Alberta
    agreed with the above posters the 08 model was crap at release
  8. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    Stay away from any MBA pre 2010.

    They nailed it with those models. That's what it was supposed to be all along.
  9. TheJing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2011
    Somewhere in Europe
    As everyone else said already, try to save up some money and get a newer one.

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