Originally Posted by ktmracer
I need help deciding on MBA or MBP..I will be using it for picture and video editing (nothing complex tho), internet, music and word processing. The reason I cant decide is because I like the weight (or lack of),and instant on of the MBA. If I get the largest ssd and have other storage to store stuff will the MBA work, or will I be unhappy down the road due to small SSD ? I also thot maybe I should wait and see what the MBP refresh consist of. Maybe it will be lighter and smaller form factor etc.. Also I will be taking this to work with me everyday
The MBA is the more portable of the two. It is literally a lightweight laptop computer. The MBP has a much more potent CPU/GPU.
For image and video editing you need very capable processing power if you don't want to wait before the machine is finished everytime, as well as adequate storage. The MBA does not provide either. The MBP does
So if this machine is your only one, get the MBP.
If you also have a capable desktop machine at home, a PC or (i)Mac, you can get an MBA, because with FREE remote desktop management software you can remotely take over and operate the desktop of that other machine as if you were sitting in front of it. So you can do all your heavy editing and rendering stuff remotely on your home desktop machine.
FREE remote desktop management software is also ideal if someone needs your help with their computer. (Or v.v.!). You can see
what's wrong or happening on their machine, while they can see
what you're doing on it.
With FREE remote desktop management software you can also stream your videos, slideshows, or presentations to the desktop/screen of another Mac, PC, or Linux machine.
And, finally, with FREE remote desktop management software you can transfer VERY BIG files – like e.g. dozens of GBs – directly and securely from your MBA or MBP to any other Mac, PC, or Linux machine.
PM me if you want to know what that FREE remote desktop management software is, because Marvin here thinks it's spam if I mention it in this post.