Macbook Air or Macbook Pro?

At the meeting last night, the question was raised – so just how good is the MacBook Air – and more importantly – is it capable of running Aperture. As always – FULL disclosure. I am not a photographer, nor an Aperture user – but ALWAYS fascinated with what stuff can do.

A little bit of googling and I came up with the blog ApertureLand, link to the full article below – however one passage caught my eye:

In sum, it’s safe to say you can’t go wrong with anything new from Apple if you’re running Aperture 3. I wouldn’t recommend the smaller 11.6″ screen Macbook Air because of the small display, but the 13.3″ model is fine for moderate use.

This from a blogger in the photographic industry.

The Full Article can be found here :: How Does Aperture 3 Run on the Macbook Air and Macbook Pro?

I then motored over to the Apple site and found this comparative summary.

There were a number of comments last night that the Air had a lot of problems. This was true on the PREVIOUS models – NOT true on the new model. In fact  – let me go out on a limb and say that it is a fantastic product. (I use a MacBook Pro – but my wife is a VERY HAPPY Air User.)

Caveat – consider the source (Apple) but this is an interesting link – half way down on the right a link to an Apple promo about The Air.

More importantly – some  recent independant comments and reviews from some of the analysts I watch :::

GigaOm – 8th March

The Atlantic Tech Blog – 7th March

MacWorld – 22nd Feb – a review from a photographer’s perspective

Let me know if you need more.