So macbook air or Retina for photography work / editing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jetlitheone, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. jetlitheone macrumors 6502a

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    Need a good laptop for photoshop mostly light room. Thinking either the 13" air or the 13" retina macbook pro

    Want something to travel and such to show clients the pictures I took of a recent shoot.


    Any ideas?

    I have to save a few hundred more for the retina and that's fine but I hear they're announcing a new one most likely in October...

    Advice?
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I'd say the rMBp would be a better choice if you use PS for a lot of heavy duty work...If you are just re-sizng and doing light edits, the Air is fine..It then comes down to storage...I have the 13" rMBP with the 3GHZ CPU and the 500GB SSD...it's a great machine, and I use it heavily in Aperture and Logic X...never misses a beat...I'd consider adding more RAM though, as you have to do it at time of purchase these days.
     
  3. jetlitheone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah that's the only thing that stinks dang pci based ram or whatever they put in those things, yeah I sold my beast of a windows machine for this ... just can't go wrong with the retina screen the calibration and colors are amazing
     
  4. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    LR ad PS are mainstays for me. A perfect combo.

    MBP recommended just for the CPU bump that will help with some intense PhotoShop filters. But note I did not say "retina". I think it's overrated since I only edit on an external calibrated monitor.
     

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