Macbook Air 2016 Are Good For Progamming

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by idgamebreak, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. idgamebreak macrumors newbie

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    Hi i have plan to bought Macbook Air 2016 13" 256GB 8GB RAM, i'am use for programming like Android Studio and Xcode, with Processor core i5 1.6-2.7Ghz are smoothly running software programming + emulator ?

    User macbook air give me best answer for that,

    Thanks you :)
     
  2. kohlson macrumors 68000

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    My wife is a programmer, and uses a 2012 13-in MBA. This is a 8GB model with 256GB storage, and whatever the fastest CPU at the time. A few years ago she had me update the storage to a 480 GB OWC SSD (she uses large data sets in her work). She was just mentioning the other day how well this works, even though it's 5 years old.
     
  3. idgamebreak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the answer, This means macbook air 2016 can do all the apps I've mentioned before
     
  4. TokMok3, Aug 4, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2017

    TokMok3 macrumors 6502

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    I have a Mac mini 2012, i5 2.5 Ghz and it's very slow with Xcode 9. The simulators takes a lot of memory, and it takes a lot of time to compile.
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    If you buy the MBA, test it with Xcode 9 to check how the machine performs.
     
  5. idgamebreak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You forget about Flash Storage in MBA.
     
  6. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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  7. iPaintCode macrumors regular

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    I know a decent amount of web and iOS developers that love their MBA's and seem to handle most task; I wouldn't use the notebook for 4K FCPx editing. Xcode can be taxing so I'd highly advise to stay away from the baseline MacBook, you will see the beach ball. On a side note, one of the best iOS developers I personally know use to rock a base 2012 11" MBA and switch to a base 12" MacBook and was extremely disappointed compared to his base 11 MBA.
     
  8. maerz001, Aug 5, 2017
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    maerz001 macrumors 6502a

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    As long as there is no thermal throttling even the m3 2017 MB is on par with the last i7 Air

    https://browser.geekbench.com/mac-benchmarks

    I had a 2012 Air and now a 2016 MB. And all I can say is safari feels snappier ;)
     

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