Mba (for web design?)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kaneda, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. kaneda macrumors 6502

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    I am a web/graphic designer. I want to get MBA for web design production.. I am on the move a lot. You think MBA is good that? or should I wait for MBP..
     
  2. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    If you're looking to do web design and development the MBA is not the laptop for you. You are better off going with an upgraded MB or a MBP. The MBA isn't a "production" machine.
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Please stop regurgitate the same lack-of-power misconception.
    Of course MBA won't be as fast as full sized laptop model, but keep in mind that MBA has the same processing power as PowerMac G5!

    MacBook Air, 1.8ghz, SSD drive.
    Geekbench 32bit, score 2132
    No apps, running, although NOT after a fresh reboot.

    As a point of reference, MacBook Air scored slightly higher than
    PowerMac G5 (late 2005)
    Dual-Core PowerPC G5 2.5ghz
    which scored 2105
    http://www.primatelabs.ca/blog/2007/...e-august-2007/



    Here is a thread with more info
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=432141

    Note that MBA with SSD drive has the benefit of fast random read / write, which is beneficial for web based tasks.

    It'll depend on personal preference and what is your current computer. If you value extra mobility, then get MBA. Personally I have no problem moving around with my MBP 17" on a daily basis, but some people prefer extra light laptop.
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    I'd think a MBP is more appropriate - you have the benefit of a larger screen and swappable batteries.

    Here's a pretty good deal on one.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000R7X80U/

    Or pick up a refurb on the apple store.
     
  5. Crossbone macrumors regular

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    Go for it. Web design will fit it great. maybe just up the specs up a little thats all. :apple:
     

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