MBA (2012 or 11) for Lightroom and FCP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by crashwins, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. crashwins macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2009
    I'm pretty much resigned to not buying a rMBP for the time being. Any big change with an Apple product I like to wait at least 2 product iterations. That said, the Air is finally getting really awesome press. Ok, the battery doesn't last forever, but I could always grab an external battery for those extra few hours.

    For tasks, I do a lot of lightroom work. I may also get back into doing stuff with FCP next year. Geekbench scores on the Air are very good -- much better than many of the MBPs from last year and 2010. I hugely agree with the trend with the rMBP, though: ditch the disc drive, add the SSD, basically remove stuff people don't typically use anymore. That said, I love the Air for this reason.

    So, (sorry, long-winded!) how could the new MBA be as a performer on Lightroom, Photoshop, and FCP (I use a very nice external monitor for all my work anyway)? I'm not talking rendering 45 mins videos here btw..If I ever get to that, I'd probably buy an iMac. Also, with a Retina Air possibly around the corner, would I be wise to wait till 2013?

    Thanks for reading!

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