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mac book air

ultimaultima Posts: 1,207Member, PRO
edited November -1 in Miscellaneous
anyone using the air for GS? just wondering about performance.
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  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    jonmulchay uses one. I'd like to know if anyone has the new one yet. Its hard for me to wrap my head around the i5 being faster than a core 2 duo since it has less Ghz.

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • ultimaultima Posts: 1,207Member, PRO
    right that's what I'm thinking.. it could be because of the memory and solid state drive improvement but I didn't check the spec for the pervious model. if it works smoothly it would a good lite travel GS machine.
  • WeswogWeswog Posts: 1,171Member
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    I've read all of that weswog and lots of other sites but I wanna know someone's experience with it for real. Everything says the i-series processors are completely different on the inside and even though they run a slower speed they get more done so they are faster in the end. And the SSD's definitely help but those where on the old one.

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • ExoseExose Posts: 5Member
    I use a late 2010 MBA and it runs like a dream. The SSD is what the difference, and as I don't run many CPU intensive tasks the lower clock speed means little. It runs GameSalad great, so I imagine the latest model would be even better. It's the perfect laptop for people like myself, as I am on the go daily for University, and require its compact and light form factor.
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    Well to answer my own question this seems to be a little better info than I have seen so far.

    http://gizmodo.com/5823364/the-13+inch-mba-burns-the-fastest-2010-macbook-pro

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • steve86steve86 Posts: 806Member
    I just ordered the new 13 inch model. I'll let you know once I get it how well it does with GS. Although they come with Lion so maybe if performance is not great it could be that GS is not 100% compatible with Lion yet and not so much the hardware.
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    I dont really Care about how it Runs GS right now since this ones not for me.

    Im more worried about things like photoshop and illustrator So hopefully you have those. how long are they taking to ship?

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • calvin9403calvin9403 Posts: 3,190Member
    tenrdrmer said:
    jonmulchay uses one. I'd like to know if anyone has the new one yet. Its hard for me to wrap my head around the i5 being faster than a core 2 duo since it has less Ghz.

    GHZ doesn't really matter, more croe is better

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  • steve86steve86 Posts: 806Member
    tenrdrmer said:
    I dont really Care about how it Runs GS right now since this ones not for me.

    I was actually replying to ultima on that one :).

    But i'll let you know on the performance of Illustrator, Photoshop and Flash which are the ones I use once I get it.

    Regarding shipping site says it ships within 24 hours so I think i'll get it next week.
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    calvin9403 said:
    GHZ doesn't really matter, more croe is better

    Calvin the i5 in the MBA is also only a dual core.

    And dear go please take some of that junk out of your signature. Its like you just seek out every link that someone posted on the forum and slap it into your signature. It just makes no sense that you are promoting so many things that are not yours.

    Anyway back on subject.

    Steve sorry you replied right after me so I stupidly assumed but yeah please let me know how it runs adobe software. if it can handle that i'm sold.

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • steve86steve86 Posts: 806Member
    tenrdrmer said:

    Steve sorry you replied right after me so I stupidly assumed but yeah please let me know how it runs adobe software. if it can handle that i'm sold.

    Sure thing, ill keep you posted.
  • calvin9403calvin9403 Posts: 3,190Member
    but I just think those sites are good and I don't think they owner will disagree if I post there

    Calvin
  • MegapixelIdeasMegapixelIdeas Posts: 476Member, PRO
    The core i processors are faster because they generate or better dissipate heat. More cores means the ability to get rid of heat faster. Also it is proven that the higher Ghz that you have, The more heat you will generate which will slow your performance down dramatically. This is why the new macbook airs run at a lower Ghz and have the core i5 processor. It is all about heat. If you eliminate heat then you have a longer battery life and your computer will run faster. On another note, My only concern with making apps on a macbook air is the system memory. Then base model only comes with 64GB of flash memory. This would fill up quick with all of the software that you have to install and images that you have to create to make apps.
  • ktfrightktfright Posts: 964Member
    Is it safe to say that there will not be any MacBooks coming anytime soon besides Pros and Airs?

    Random Question: How can I make my iMac run in 64 bit?
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    Yes they have discontinued the plastic macbooks. Doesn't mean they wont revive a new macbook model in the future but for now no more plastic.

    And I have no idea about your iMac question.

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • ktfrightktfright Posts: 964Member
    tenrdrmer said:
    Yes they have discontinued the plastic macbooks. Doesn't mean they wont revive a new macbook model in the future but for now no more plastic.

    And I have no idea about your iMac question.

    Yeah, I figured that they may eventually bring it back some time...

    As for the 64 bit question, I keep hearing that its basically letting your mac run at its full potential, but no one can tell me how to do it.
  • ultimaultima Posts: 1,207Member, PRO
    your system is most likely running 64bit assuming you have the later models.. it's the software that you want to find 64bit versions of.
  • ultimaultima Posts: 1,207Member, PRO
    I guess GS will do alright based on the feedbacks above. i was a bit worried since it's running sluggishly on my lion iMac. i haven't tested it on my mac tower yet to see if more power solves the issue.. but guess i'll take the plunge sometimes and share the results if i do... great articles guys.
  • ktfrightktfright Posts: 964Member
    ultima said:
    I guess GS will do alright based on the feedbacks above. i was a bit worried since it's running sluggishly on my lion iMac. i haven't tested it on my mac tower yet to see if more power solves the issue.. but guess i'll take the plunge sometimes and share the results if i do... great articles guys.

    Tell us how everything goes with lion and GS. Hopefully all the initial bugs can be fixed soon.
  • ultimaultima Posts: 1,207Member, PRO
    Lion and GS? i don't have any big issues, the only thing that freezes on me from time to time is when i copy large amount of script or run preview on device.. if i avoid those nothing seems to be out of the ordinary(except i notice some actions takes longer to complete before I upgraded to lion, but it's not that bad, probably has to do with how fast each of our computers are) But anyway lion isn't that great of a update for anyone to risk their GS development anyway. Personally I find the changes distasteful in some cases, i'm sure a lot of the features aren't approved or directed by the same person who lead the snow leopard team. Almost like the os is having an identity crisis. I ended up turning off all of the new feature and use the old ones from snow leopard.. I almost puked when i saw some of the wallpaper that came with it.
    the most unforgivable being the new galaxy background,( oh-my-king-kong-****-gazilla-farts-on-fire.. who approved of that crap, most disgusting background that a mac ever released.)

    anyway the point is no need to upgrade until lion gets it's bugs fixed as well.

    To that effect, if even lion is having this much bugs at release perhaps we'll let GS off the hook for a bit =).
  • jonmulcahyjonmulcahy Posts: 10,384Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    I'm trying to sell my old one so I can get a new one :)

    Old one worked great, but I had 4gb of ram
  • MegapixelIdeasMegapixelIdeas Posts: 476Member, PRO
    jonmulcahy said:
    I'm trying to sell my old one so I can get a new one :)

    Old one worked great, but I had 4gb of ram

    I on a 2009 macbook pro and it has 4GB of ram and it works just fine
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    Ok Just to report. the new MacBookAir is freaking Sweet. It Loads Photoshop easily twice as fast as my 2010 MBP. Maybe even 4 times as fast.

    we picked up the 13" 256Gb i5 version last night. Was gonna get the cheaper one but Best buy was out of those. And I couldn't resist their price being $50 less than Apples Education Discount. And you Still got $100 Best buy gift card instead of the $100 itunes card.

    So anyone wondering if the new Airs Can handle GS I Have no doubt. It also compressed a 6.6 GB file in 5 min compared to my Pros estimated 1 hour. Now I just gotta get my wife to let me install GS ;)

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • calvin9403calvin9403 Posts: 3,190Member
    tenrdrmer said:
    Ok Just to report. the new MacBookAir is freaking Sweet. It Loads Photoshop easily twice as fast as my 2010 MBP. Maybe even 4 times as fast.

    we picked up the 13" 256Gb i5 version last night. Was gonna get the cheaper one but Best buy was out of those. And I couldn't resist their price being $50 less than Apples Education Discount. And you Still got $100 Best buy gift card instead of the $100 itunes card.

    So anyone wondering if the new Airs Can handle GS I Have no doubt. It also compressed a 6.6 GB file in 5 min compared to my Pros estimated 1 hour. Now I just gotta get my wife to let me install GS ;)

    haha
  • fzeedfzeed Posts: 247Member
    ktfright said:
    Is it safe to say that there will not be any MacBooks coming anytime soon besides Pros and Airs?

    Random Question: How can I make my iMac run in 64 bit?

    BOOT 64: Make sure you have a 64 bit EFI, if so, hold down the number 6 and number 4 at boot time. You can verify you are running in 64bit mode by checking About this Mac, click on software and look for the line that reads 64-bit Kernel, if it says no, then your not. If you want to always boot in 64, edit your boot.plist file. Even if your running 64bit, alot of apps will still run in 32bit.
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    fzeed said:
    BOOT 64: Make sure you have a 64 bit EFI, if so, hold down the number 6 and number 4 at boot time. You can verify you are running in 64bit mode by checking About this Mac, click on software and look for the line that reads 64-bit Kernel, if it says no, then your not. If you want to always boot in 64, edit your boot.plist file. Even if your running 64bit, alot of apps will still run in 32bit.

    What the hell does this have to do with how awesome the new mac book air is?

    Or anything in this thread for that matter?

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • fzeedfzeed Posts: 247Member
    I was responding to ktfrights random question. And even you answered the question with "And I have no idea about your iMac question."
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    Ah ok, that was like a week ago so I have slept since then. Well in the future you might want to employ the quote function. So that Crazy over bearing people like me dont loose our minds. ;)

    I added the quote to your post. I thought you where talking about some hackintosh stuff.

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • fzeedfzeed Posts: 247Member
    I was responding to ktfrights random question. And even you answered the question with "And I have no idea about your iMac question."
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