Photoshop - Rev.A ok with coolbook?

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

  1. nhaque macrumors member

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    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

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

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    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

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    Well, you could buy a rev B MBA refurbished for $1549 which is a $250 discount. Looking at the xBench.com 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

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    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

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

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