Replacing 2011 17" i7 MBP 128gb SSD with 13" MBA with 256gb SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by unitedminds, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. unitedminds macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2011
    Hi Guys,

    Looking for your input.

    I'm now using the 2011 17" MBP i7 with 128gb SSD as my only machine.
    I'm using it mainly for my Adobe CS5, Streaming HD content to my PS3,
    Parrarel, Torrent, Surfing and iphoto/itunes. With occasional steam games.

    I've just put the order for 13" MBA, with i7 and 256gb SSD.
    Will be fast enough to replace my MBP and do the tasks above?
    Will it be much slower? I don't do video renders.

    The reason I'm getting the air is that I'm travelling regularly.
    Also I will hook it up to the new 27" thunderbolt Display.

    Thanks for your input.
  2. osxhater macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2011

    Yea.. don't expect to run any type of hardcore video/picture editing with the Air (compared to your Pro at least). There will be a slight performance decrease, however, for everyday tasks, the Air will run flawlessly especially with the i7. You should be fine!
  3. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    I was actually surprised how well it did with Digilloyd's photoshop benchmarks.

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