should I buy one...?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by HasanDaddy, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. HasanDaddy macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Okay.... I'll just throw it out there and add to the endless 'should I buy it' questions - lol

    I'm a filmmaker and I LOVE my Lapzilla (17") --- however, lately, I'm in film development and mostly finding myself writing screenplays, with the possibility of minor design work (Aperture, Pages, etc)

    I'm doing ZERO editing lately ---- for those of you who might've switched from a MBP to MBA -

    1. Screen Real Estate - did it annoy you to have a smaller screen? Or was it not really that big of a deal/

    2. Pages/Aperture - did these programs run well on MBA?

    THank you all!!!
     
  2. beast macrumors member

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    Pages runs fine on the MBA and while Aperture does run on the MBA it is a little sluggish (but depends on how much work you do using RAW). I know that Aperture has a quick preview mode, but in this mode you can't adjust the RAW files.
    The best advice anyone can give you is: go to a store and just try a MBA and see whether you're happy working with the smaller screen.
    Personally, I don't like doing much photo or video work on the smaller screen, but is fine for just viewing and arranging your photos on the move. If i didn't have the Pro to do work on, I would not have got an Air.
     

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