Specific program performance on rev.C MBA...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by coolbreeze, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. coolbreeze macrumors 68000

    Jan 20, 2003

    Well, I'm still trying to decide if I want to eBay my 17" MBP and get a refurb rev.C MBA. I am wondering if the following programs work flawlessly on the Air, as they are the main ones I use. Mainly I am concerned with stuttering and audio sync problems. Heck, even my 2.8 MBP seems to work hard when using some of these programs:

    Hulu Desktop
    Netfilx streaming

    (Firefox w/~10 tabs open while doing many of the above)

    I'm certain the Air will run the above programs fine, but will it run them smoothly? The last thing I want is constant stutter/sync/pixelating issues that are oh so irritating.
  2. MacModMachine macrumors 68020


    Apr 3, 2009

    let me try them out, ill let you know how it goes.
  3. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    I have run all but Sling on my rev C 2.13/SSD. Just make sure you get SSD and rev B/C. Also, my fans NEVER spin up on my rev C while my B did on occassion after intensive video demands.

    I highly recommend any rev B/C with SSD. I highly recommend you stay away from rev A or any HDD model. The Nvidia 9400m and SSD make the MBA amazing and very capable. And now that the MBA can be had for $1549 refurbished EVERYONE can afford to give it a try.

    Cheers and good luck.
  4. coolbreeze thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 20, 2003
    Thanks. One final question...I'm shooting for this to be a keeper for ~ 3 yrs.

    Will the MBP suffice? I know the 17" monstrosity I have now will...but I'm just not sure I can live with it for 3+ yrs.

    Suffice as in will be be painful to use after a year or so? I really hope to end my "upgraditis" by getting a machine that I love and is portable for 3+ yrs of use. This waffling is expensive.

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