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Dec 26, 2009 17:14 |  #1

who here has an Air for editing?
reason i'm asking is i've started thinking about getting a macbook air for light editing when i'm away from home... (maybe lightroom on it or apple's own photo editing - i can't remember the name... aperture!)

and i'm thinking of getting an imac 27 at home as well to maybe compliment the air.

i'm a pc guy so all this is new to me!


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Dec 26, 2009 17:36 |  #2

I was in the Apple Store in the West St. Louis Mall today. I was shocked to see 6 iMac Pros come in the door as returns that were "bad in the box". This all happened within 20 minutes. ome people were so mad they were demanding new ones.


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Dec 26, 2009 17:50 |  #3

Sure, I just looked at the specs, and they're about what my couple year old macbook is sporting, and it's my primary image editor (using Lightroom - I've never taken to apple's aperture). Sure it's a bit slow for heavy batch processing, but it's not a problem at all for me. Especially since you're planning on having a faster machine at home, I would say go for it.


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Dec 26, 2009 17:55 |  #4

I would go for a macbook pro over macbook air. Air's are underpowered. The pro's aren't THAT much bigger, or even a regular macbook and save the extra ~$400, which you can put towards more ram or hard drive space.

And the imac's are very nice machine's, I use one for editing as well. They're sweet.


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Dec 26, 2009 18:34 |  #5

Airs are not workhorses. They are for convenience in transporting and to attract media attention. Sure they will do the job. But you can save some money and get the job done faster on a Pro.


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Dec 26, 2009 19:08 as a reply to  @ Mark1's post |  #6

I have an iMac that's about 4yrs old. I just downloaded the free LR2 30 day trial. I love the iMac but it does seem kind of slow to do editing with LR2 and I don't have that much on my hard drive.

Processor 2.16 GHz

Memory 1GB 667 MHz DDR2

Is this enough to run LR2?? Do I just have to deal with the delays??

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Dec 26, 2009 19:25 |  #7

Michael15 wrote in post #9267376 (external link)
Memory 1GB 667 MHz DDR2

1 GB really isn't sufficient. I'd look at Mac Sales (external link) and see what your Memory/RAM upgrade options are.


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Dec 26, 2009 22:34 |  #8

Michael15 wrote in post #9267376 (external link)
I have an iMac that's about 4yrs old. I just downloaded the free LR2 30 day trial. I love the iMac but it does seem kind of slow to do editing with LR2 and I don't have that much on my hard drive.

Processor 2.16 GHz

Memory 1GB 667 MHz DDR2

Is this enough to run LR2?? Do I just have to deal with the delays??

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this is exactly why I couldn't stay with apple. 1 yr in with that same machine, I found myself stuck.

But max out the ram to 3GB and see if it's enough for you, I wasn't too keen on the performance, but it'll definitely be better than the 1GB you have now.

I'd just drop the money on a 2x2GB kit, I believe 3.3GB or so gets recognized? don't quote me on that, I never had a chance to try it myself, but definitely look into it.




  
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Dec 27, 2009 04:51 |  #9

the macbook pro is unfortunately almost the same price as the imac 27 hence i've not mentioned it.
and the air is cheaper than the macbook pro... but looks like they're using the same tft led screen

timbar21 wrote in post #9267110 (external link)
I would go for a macbook pro over macbook air. Air's are underpowered. The pro's aren't THAT much bigger, or even a regular macbook and save the extra ~$400, which you can put towards more ram or hard drive space.

And the imac's are very nice machine's, I use one for editing as well. They're sweet.

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Airs are not workhorses. They are for convenience in transporting and to attract media attention. Sure they will do the job. But you can save some money and get the job done faster on a Pro.


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Dec 27, 2009 07:49 |  #10

The MBP is cheaper then the Air....

MacBook Air (external link) is $1499, 1.86GHz, 2Gig
MBP 13" (external link) is $1199, 2.26GHz, 2Gig.


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Dec 27, 2009 08:00 |  #11

TheMissouriShooter wrote in post #9267036 (external link)
I was in the Apple Store in the West St. Louis Mall today. I was shocked to see 6 iMac Pros come in the door as returns that were "bad in the box". This all happened within 20 minutes. ome people were so mad they were demanding new ones.

Here is some information about the problematic 27" IMAC's. If you have lots of time to read, look at the first thread in the last link. Well over 100 pages of dissatisfied users.

Here is just a little information on the problems.
http://www.techcrunch.​com …inch-imac-screen-problem/ (external link)
http://www.computerwor​ld.com …o_fix_flickerin​g_problems (external link)

And if you have tons of time to read, look at the top two discussions here.
http://discussions.app​le.com/forum.jspa?foru​mID=1114 (external link)




  
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Dec 27, 2009 08:36 |  #12

Dave R. wrote in post #9269578 (external link)
Here is some information about the problematic 27" IMAC's. If you have lots of time to read, look at the first thread in the last link. Well over 100 pages of dissatisfied users.

Here is just a little information on the problems.
http://www.techcrunch.​com …inch-imac-screen-problem/ (external link)
http://www.computerwor​ld.com …o_fix_flickerin​g_problems (external link)

And if you have tons of time to read, look at the top two discussions here.
http://discussions.app​le.com/forum.jspa?foru​mID=1114 (external link)

Do the 21"s have the same problem??


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Dec 27, 2009 11:01 |  #13

René Damkot wrote in post #9269553 (external link)
The MBP is cheaper then the Air....

MacBook Air (external link) is $1499, 1.86GHz, 2Gig
MBP 13" (external link) is $1199, 2.26GHz, 2Gig.

i was looking at the 15inch macbook pro. not the 13"... but i guess it's only fair that the air is compared to the 13" book pro but to be honest, i've never looked at the 13" for the pro.

anyhow... i'm getting the 27" imac first but i'll wait till february when hopefully all the problems have been sorted out (broken glass, flickering screen etc)


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Dec 27, 2009 11:01 |  #14

Michael15 wrote in post #9269686 (external link)
Do the 21"s have the same problem??

i think it's mainly the i7 27 imacs that have this problems


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Dec 27, 2009 13:21 |  #15

muscleflex wrote in post #9270281 (external link)
i was looking at the 15inch macbook pro. not the 13"... but i guess it's only fair that the air is compared to the 13" book pro but to be honest, i've never looked at the 13" for the pro.

Same screensize ;)


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