Not happy with Retina, thinking Air again ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by watson76, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. watson76 macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2013
    Hi, new poster here. My company recently purchased the MacBook Retina 15 for me. I have been using a 2011 Mac Air and gave it to someone else I work with in favor of the Retina. The screen on the Retina is quite amazing, but the system is sluggish at times, the lag isn't exactly a show stopper, but annoying. To be honest, my old air felt snappier in day to day use even though from a specification standpoint the air is well outdated compared to the pro retina.

    I choose the Retina because I do windows development inside a VM and I found the 1440x900 resolution a bit restrictive for Visual Studio. But running VMs under Retina has it's own set of issues negating (at least for me) the resolution advantage. So I am considering moving back to the Air (purchasing a 2012 model maxed out).

    Anyone who uses VMs care to comment on my scenario ?
  2. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    I don't notice any issues using VirtualBox on my 13" Retina

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