Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by macfriend1, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. macfriend1 macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2007
    Hi there,

    I currently use a Macbook Pro (4th Generation), 15inch
    - Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4GHz
    - 2 GB RAM

    My question; Can a MacbookAir handle Apperture? (11inch, 4GB) Or will it be slower than my current MBP? I might also use the machine for video editing (final cut express style) but mostly for college-use.

    The switch to MBA would be because of its handiness :) at the same time, I don't want to reduce the power and still be able to get things done...
    Do you have recommendations/advice/thoughts? Why not updating to a MBP 13inch?

    Thanks a lot.
  2. Southflkid macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2010
    I have the newly released MBA 11" with 4GB, 1.8 GHz i7...and Aperture works just fine.

    I have zero experience/knowledge with respects to video editing.

    I realize this is a pretty simple response, but I hope it helps!

  3. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom
    My older generation 11" Air can run Final Cut Studio 3 okay. Its not fantastic, and using it on the built in screens a bit of a pain, but for simple edits FCP7 at least, runs very nicely (and Im pretty sure this is the same for FCPX, it will certainly be the same/better for FCE4), I suspect the newer models will run it just as well if not better.

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