Macbook Air 2016 Are Good For Progamming

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

  1. idgamebreak macrumors newbie


    Jul 30, 2017
    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

    Apr 23, 2010
    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


    Jul 30, 2017
    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

    Aug 22, 2015
    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.
    --- Post Merged, Aug 4, 2017 ---
    If you buy the MBA, test it with Xcode 9 to check how the machine performs.
  5. idgamebreak thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jul 30, 2017
    You forget about Flash Storage in MBA.
  6. Boyd01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
  7. iPaintCode macrumors regular


    Jun 24, 2012
    Metro Detroit
    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
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2017

    maerz001 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2010
    As long as there is no thermal throttling even the m3 2017 MB is on par with the last i7 Air

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

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