I just picked up the latest 13” MacBook Air. It’s fantastic for myself. My main concern was how well it would run Photoshop CS5 . It runs beautifully. The SSD on the Air is killer. I was torn between the 15” MacBook Pro w/ a high res anti-glare display and a 128GB SSD , and the new 13” MacBook Air with an i5 processor and 128GB SSD .
Keep in my mind, I’m not editing RAW files or HD video. I’m not really into video games, but I did try Minecraft out and it ran great(Not THAT demanding of game.)
I love the resolution. I, personally, would NOT consider the 13” MacBook Pro, simply because its resolution is VERY embarrasing for an Apple product.
If you go with the MacBook Pro, obviously, it will run apps faster than the Air. Choosing a setup is all about YOUR needs. Find out what YOU need your computer for. Do you need to be able to upgrade your RAM /HDD/SSD in the future? Do you need a built in optical drive? Do you plan on playing a lot of video games? Get the Pro. Do you need ultra-portability? Get the Air.
The MacBook Air has been working great so far for me. It’s not for everyone, I realize that. I love the display. I am moving from a 2010 13” MacBook Pro.
As far as the 128GB drive, it’s PERFECT for me. I don’t really use that much disk space. I store most of my stuff online anyways. I love the internet.
I don’t need 8GBs of RAM . Do you? Get the Pro.
I am also considering an external IPS display, mainly because I have always wanted one. I am fairly used to using a 13” computer. I should also point out that the 13” Air has the same resoultion as the base 15” MacBook Pro. It also lacks the glass that is found on the glossy MacBook Pro(I HATE the glass!).
I’m going to test this out for the new few weeks and decide if I am 100% happy with it. If not, I will purchase the 15” MacBook Pro. Really, it’s a win-win situation. They are both terrific computers.
As I said up top, analzye YOUR computer needs. In my opinion, so far, the 13” Air is a fantastic machine. I don’t think that web development/design is THAT computer intensive. But don’t take my word for it. I won’t be using your computer, YOU will be using your computer.
My main reason for trying the Air first instead of the MacBook Pro 15” is that it’s significantly cheaper than the MBP model I wanted, and you can’t return a custom build MacBook Pro(At least here in the USA .)
I read this interesting article by Frank Chimero. He talks about switching to the MacBook Air as his primary machine. Keep in mind, he has last years model.http://blog.frankchimero.com/post/2799470127
Also, don’t forget that you have two weeks to decide if you like it or not(No restocking fee here in the United States. I would check your location for terms/conditions on returns. I bought mine at an Apple store. I’m not sure about other stores.)
I can’t wait until more Thunderbolt accesories come out!
I can’t vouch for the 11” MacBook Air.
Please excuse any typos/misspelling, I’m tired! Hah.
I love my iPhone 4. I can’t say I’ve had any complaints with it. Great hardware, great software, great over all experience. The screen really is incredible.
Speaking of phones, this looks interesting:
Yes, that would be considered piracy/theft. Your best bet would be to either learn HTML /CSS or pay someone else to code your design.
Please point me to one font that looks decently, since I haven’t seen one. Cleartype issues?
Museo Slab looks nice!
So as you can see, viruses are always in stuff that spreads most among the mac users. iWork, new Photoshop and porn…
I seriously just lol’d.
Yesterday I switched to AT&T and got the iPhone 4. This is my first iPhone/Smart-phone and I’m just wondering what the rest of you guys use in terms of applications and accessories.
I’ve already purchased a case. I decided to go with the Otter Box because it looks pretty solid. It surprisingly does not add that much bulk to the phone.