- Apr 9, 2010
Those who use a lot of VMs or do other RAM-intensive tasks who want to carry a lighter Mac might disagree.A very few people as at that point it makes more sense to buy a MBP.
👆Those who use a lot of VMs or do other RAM-intensive tasks who want to carry a lighter Mac might disagree.
Part of a *very* select few. Also, running multiple VMs on an Air? Lol.Those who use a lot of VMs or do other RAM-intensive tasks who want to carry a lighter Mac might disagree.
Or containers. Way more common than you think…Part of a *very* select few. Also, running multiple VMs on an Air? Lol.
Do you have any idea how fast an M2 is compared to say a 2020 i7? I ran VMs on i7s all the time. I don't understand the attitude that just because there are higher spec machines that a lower spec machine is somehow incapable. It's so weird. If Apple would allow iCloud logins on MacOS guests, I would probably do most of my work in a Monterey VM. The speed is nearly identical to the M2 itself.Also, running multiple VMs on an Air? Lol.
Probably but 24 GB is also probably big enough for my current needs. The 16 GB M1 MacBook Air was just barely adequate but it worked fine.I’m guessing that everyone who is getting 24GB would get 32gb if it were an option.
Yes, or for whom the extra .8 lbs in the 14" is a dealbreaker. The old 13" MBPs were .5 lbs lighter than today's 14"; both of those were the "small" MBP machines. The Air OTOH is closer to the form factor of the old 13".It is for people who need more than 16GB of RAM, but cannot budget for a 14"/16" MBP with 32GB. Video Editors, 3D modellers/animators and developers (who run lots of VMs) would like the extra headroom.
Doesn't it basically benefit anyone who multitasks a lot or keeps a lot of stuff open?It's weird because so many people on this forum (and Youtube) scream get as much RAM as you can... but then you do that and they're like... why are you getting 24GB???? I don't get it.
I'm inclined to get simply because I want/expect this machine to last 5-7 years.
I am not questioning you...fellow photographer working with large images. What program are you using causing the swapping? For reference, I have made my MBP Pro 16 Max 64GB swap...just wonderingI bought one. I like working with large photos/RAW. My 16GB was swapping. The performance is more than enough as long as the files are in memory.
Now they are.
Simple as that.
I'm using an Air and have a Windows 11 VM running alongside a couple of Kali Linux ones... Not sure why you think that's so strange?Also, running multiple VMs on an Air? Lol.