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Hello I am totally new to the Mac world and I am interested can I use the MBA for web dev.

My needs are modest:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Sublime Text 3
  • MAMP/XAMPP

I do not need to optimize for 3D gaming and such things, although I would like it to be able to run Diablo 3 if that doesn't drive the cost up requiring a faster CPU than the base model.

Has anyone run into problems using the i5 CPU for semi-professional web development on a budget?

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Hi. Since you're new I wanted to leave a note. The community moderates questions here and over time, the site has decided against questions that are merely "What's the best Mac for [fill in the blank]?" since it's primarily a shopping exercise. However, we do like clearly defined problems and determining what you need or how to measure Macs is totally on-topic. Could you hit the edit button and perhaps clear up some details? See the guide on How to Ask and consider linking to a source that shows why you wouldn't be able to do web work with your proposed Mac. –  bmike Jul 2 '13 at 13:33
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Have a look at this question apple.stackexchange.com/questions/95389/… - It's also not an ideal / great question but you can see how the asker did some work to narrow things down so that everyone knows what you have thought through as your criteria. Mamp and sublime text run on 10 year old Macs and professionals curse CS6 even on 4000 workstations, so there's a lot of "opinion" in what "being able to run" means. I'll try to edit it for text / grammar, but please put in your detailed requirements to be of most use to everyone. –  bmike Jul 2 '13 at 13:35
    
Thank you , a lot .. I am going to read everything right now –  aleksXPO Jul 2 '13 at 14:12
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