Just updated my home workspace. I'm now running a 13" MacBook Air (i7 processor, 8GB RAM, 512 SSD) on an mStand by Rain along with my old Samsung 24" LED monitor. Seems to be doing the job so far =)
over 1 year ago
Clean workstation, I loved it.
@Adham Dannaway How are you liking your MacBook Air?
Super clean! Yoda completes it! :3
May the photoshop skills be with you! Nice workspace ;)
@Adham Dannaway I think you were doing a full time job in campaign monitor. Right?
Clean and cozy. What for do you use the Air stand?
@Kerem Suer I'm loving the MacBook Air so far. It's powerful enough to do design work and really light and portable for when I need to take it with me.
@Afraz Yep, I'm working full time at Campaign Monitor at the moment which is a great challenge so far.
@Tomas Laurinavicius the mStand simply brings the laptop screen up to eye level to make it easier to see.
"...Seems to be doing the job so far." pffft,
i really like that desk tbh :)
Nice! How is that LED monitor performing? I had to change mine due to color annoyances.
@Andrés Botero The monitor actually looked better when I had it connected to my old PC. Doesn't look as crisp when connected to my MacBook Air?
Nice and clean! Completely different from mine!
Macbook Airs are beasts in disguise ... nice workspace bro ... love me some good clean workspace.
How does that Air handle running CS6? I'm tempted to make the switch on my next purchase but I'm a little worried about lag. Beautiful, clean space - all you need is a Cinema display and you're golden!
@Adham Dannaway I was wondering the same thing as @Kerem Suer - as soon as I saw your MBAir I was like "Is that powerful enough to design effectively on?
No issues running several programs at once when Photoshop is opened? Just curious because I'm deciding whether or not to go with the new Retina MBPro OR an Air now that you've introduced it.
EDIT: Just realized that you customized almost all of it? lol
@Silas Godfrey @Cat Smith Yeh, I've been thinking about getting a cinema display #WANT!
As @Chris Cacioppe says, MacBook Air's are beasts in disguise! I've always loved their beautiful design and great portability. I beefed up the specs on my Air and it's been great so far. I usually run around 8 applications at once including some pretty large PSD files and I haven't had any lagging issues so far (I think the SSD helps).
I guess if you were a video editor it might be a different story, but for a web/graphic designer, a spec'd out Air can be great.
Thanks @Adham Dannaway - Yeah I guess I was always hesitant because I never had a solid answer from anyone regarding it. I'm sure the SSD has a large part to do with it, yeah.
I typically have my twitter app, browser, messenger, mail client, photoshop, and spotify open at the same time and several documents within photoshop opened. So it was a concern of mine. I think I'm going to look into it now.
Only issue now though is finding a good monitor to go along with it.
@Cat Smith I know a few web designers who also use MacBook Air's for their design/dev (high specs of course).
Cinema displays are pretty cool (and pretty expensive)
Awww @Adham Dannaway Im in process of trying to sell my Cinema atm... its an older version without Lightning Bolt connector but it still works a treat... its a shame because Im not sure if it would travel well over to america tho.
Nice set up by the way. :)
@Aaron Stezycki Thanks mate, I'm actually based in Australia. Still not sure if I'll get a cinema display yet but thanks for the offer. It is tempting though =)
Jedi Designer. Awesome battlestation.
man - where was that mStand when i bought my griffin one - it's one piece and costs $30 less!
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