Photoshop - Rev.A ok with coolbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nhaque, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. nhaque macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2008
    Hi all
    I've finally decide to get the air instead of the pro for light traveling. I would like however to do some photoshop work while going outside, would Rev A with coolbook be enough? I could get the B but for would prefer to get A since with the savings I can get new glass for my camera :p
  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    For the most part, its only flash video that puts a hurt on the Rev A Airs.
  3. InTheUnion macrumors regular


    Apr 10, 2009
    You should probably consider the fact that the 9400m graphics are about 5 times more powerful (If I remember correctly). It depends how heavily you're using photoshop really.

    EDIT: 4 times faster. I was thinking of the MacBook
  4. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    Well, you could buy a rev B MBA refurbished for $1549 which is a $250 discount. Looking at the marks, even the lowest rev B MBA with 1.6 and HDD performs better than the original 1.8 with SSD.

    You do get much better graphics capabilities and the CPU is a lot nicer in the rev B. Also get better memory and a SATA drive controller. In addition, the rev B uses the Mini Display Port allowing use with up to 30" ACD.

    I personally know my original MBA was very limited. I would not have wanted to do anything intensive on it, as basic tasks were problematic enough. At the same time, the rev B is a very capable computer.

    Maybe Cool Book will help the original, but the rev B is a sure bet.

    Good luck whichever Mac you go with.
  5. nhaque thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2008
    Well but if Rev.A is fine for some light photoshoping then I think I'll probably get it, time to get new glass :).
  6. navanod macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2007
    I agree with Scottsdale,
    IMHO the RevB is night and day difference!

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