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    New thin mac portable for m9 files ?

    Got a problem... Been using my M9 a lot and I brought, as usual, my Macbook Air.

    Always a pleasure to work with my M8 files but... its slow for M9 files.

    Granted, they have the double of the size and require much more processing power but never thought that my little Air coughed up so much with the M9 files.

    Its fine for archiving and cataloging, but if I want to open two images and do a zoom, to check focus for example, its a good 10 seconds wait to preview the images.

    Do I really have to wait for i5 or i7 Macbook Air's ?

    My Air is the top of the line 2.13 mhz, 2gb version.

    How does the M9 filmes work out in the i5 Macbook PRO's ? All right?

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    Re: New thin mac portable for m9 files ?

    Mineīs a new (meaning last one; bought a month ago) MBP 2.4 GHz dual core with 4 GB RAM; itīs the 13" one, not the 15". It doesnīt have any problems with M9 images, either with LR 2 or 3, but the screen is too small for any serious work with images. For storage and first check while travelling, itīs OK.

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    Re: New thin mac portable for m9 files ?

    A new MacBook Air is coming in the next month or two with core i3 or i5 processor - worth the wait. The iPad works great for viewing photos and you can leave the pics on the card for later.

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    Re: New thin mac portable for m9 files ?

    You can't compare the Air to the Pro. If you'll regularly be busting 18MP files, consider an upgrade. However, as esy0345 mentions, there are rumors of Air updates in the pipeline.

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    Re: New thin mac portable for m9 files ?

    As Per says, the 13"MBP is fine

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    Re: New thin mac portable for m9 files ?

    I have the Air (current 2.16) and it's absolutely fine with M9 files. Maybe your system (or other programme) software has become corrupted? 10 seconds to do a 100% zoom doesn't sound right at all.

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