should I buy one...?

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

  1. HasanDaddy macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    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

    Sep 13, 2007
    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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