At the meeting last night, the question was raised – so just how good is the MacBook Air – and more importantly – is it capable of running Aperture. As always – FULL disclosure. I am not a photographer, nor an Aperture user – but ALWAYS fascinated with what stuff can do.
A little bit of googling and I came up with the blog ApertureLand, link to the full article below – however one passage caught my eye:
In sum, it’s safe to say you can’t go wrong with anything new from Apple if you’re running Aperture 3. I wouldn’t recommend the smaller 11.6″ screen Macbook Air because of the small display, but the 13.3″ model is fine for moderate use.
This from a blogger in the photographic industry.
The Full Article can be found here :: How Does Aperture 3 Run on the Macbook Air and Macbook Pro?
I then motored over to the Apple site and found this comparative summary.
There were a number of comments last night that the Air had a lot of problems. This was true on the PREVIOUS models – NOT true on the new model. In fact – let me go out on a limb and say that it is a fantastic product. (I use a MacBook Pro – but my wife is a VERY HAPPY Air User.)
Caveat – consider the source (Apple) but this is an interesting link – half way down on the right a link to an Apple promo about The Air.
More importantly – some recent independant comments and reviews from some of the analysts I watch :::
GigaOm – 8th March
The Atlantic Tech Blog – 7th March
MacWorld – 22nd Feb – a review from a photographer’s perspective
Let me know if you need more.