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MacBook Pro vs. MacBook Air
Sam Craft, Photographer
Bryan | TX | U.S | Posted: 10:56 AM on 01.23.16
->> So I've always had a MBPro for daily work and just never considered anything else. Recently my wife got a MBAir and I have to say I really enjoy how small and easy to carry around it is. My question is anyone out there using the air for editing, transmitting photos/video? Trying to decide if selling the Pro to fund an Air is the right move.
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Timothy J. Gonzalez, Photographer
Salem | OR | USA | Posted: 12:22 PM on 01.23.16
->> I have been using a MacBook Air for almost a year after my MacBook Pro died on me. I had the same concerns that you shared. I have had no problems at all with editing and transmitting photos. I have not used it for video.
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Andrew Nelles, Photographer
Nashville | TN | usa | Posted: 1:46 PM on 01.23.16
->> I was using an 11" Air for the past 2.5 years and found it to be perfect for transmitting stills on location. I bought it while my Pro was in the shop, and was only planning on keeping it as a back up, but it immediately became my primary machine. My pro never left the house again.

I started a new job a few weeks ago, and I am working on video much more now. Back to using a company issued 15" pro as a result. For video, the Pro is a clear winner. If I was just doing stills, then I'd prefer the 11" Air by far.
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Jim Colburn, Photographer
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 6:32 PM on 01.23.16
->> I have a MB Pro as my "main" at-home machine and a MB Air for traveling and transmitting. The best of both worlds IMO.

The Pro is much faster, particularly when editing video, but since I don't usually edit video when on the road that's not a problem.
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Aric Becker, Photographer
Lahaina | HI | | Posted: 8:41 PM on 01.23.16
->> I switched to a MacBook Air about a year ago from a 17" MacBook Pro.
I really love it, especially for travel. I haven't had any issues with photos and small video projects, using Final Cut X.

My plan is to do what Jim has mentioned, I am waiting on the next version of the MacBook Pro.
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Gavin Werbeloff, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 7:13 PM on 01.24.16
->> I used to have a MacBook Air but switched to the 13in Retina for a few reasons. First is the screen, which is so much better for everything. A 1024x768 screen just doesn't display enough information for me. Second is the fact that simply doing a RAW ingest via PhotoMechanic would set the fan on the Air to its highest speed. The Retina has a slightly beefier graphics chip, although both computers use integrated graphics chips that utilize system RAM. Additionally, I've found the extra thunderbolt port and the HDMI port on the pro retina to be very useful. The downside is that you give up a half a pound in weight.
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