Need major help deciding if MBA will be right for my needs.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by slowloris615, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. slowloris615 macrumors newbie

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    I've been searching forums, reading articles and reviews, and would appreciate some input from the macrumors community on this.

    Im a pro video editor by trade. For my at home editing I use AVID running on windows along with all my power hungry programs. I occasionally get final cut stuff I'd like to help people with, and my older MBP (core 2 duo) barely can hang with the ProRes.

    So to keep this short I need a portable device for writing, travel, and some light final cut 7 work. Maybe some light after effects. I understand the video card is limited and such, but all the big time stuff I will do on my windows box. (quick defense Im still a PC gaming addict and avid on windows runs pretty smooth)

    Anyway, I have an Ipad3 and this may be another "in between" device, but I think the 13 inch 8 gigs 128 will handle most of these tasks I throw at it?
     
  2. snow blind macrumors regular

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    It will be great for the portability and light work. Final cut struggles on the 2012 base Air... well FCPX did on mine. It's not catastrophic... just not pleasant.
     
  3. glen e macrumors 68030

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  4. techocd macrumors newbie

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    I have an iPad and an Air, both serve different purposes. If the MacBook does something the iPad can't for you, who cares if they are similar. I love both, similarities and differences alike.
     

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