Eri Mehmeti

Front End Designer & Developer Joined about 3 years ago

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  • Posted to Ask DN: How is designing on an 11" Macbook Air?, Jan 28, 2017

    I know this post is 2 years old but it ranks in Google, so other people might get some value.

    I own an 11" Macbook Air, Early 2015 model. (I bought it early 2015 at JB HIFI, Sydney, Au). The specs are the most basic you can get.

    My work is 30% design for the web, 50% coding and the rest emails and other admin tasks. I use Sketch App, Photoshop and Illustrator for design.

    I have been travelling and working (digital nomading) for 9 months now and it is great. Sure you will have days where you feel like you need a bigger screen but you get used to it.

    On paper, the 11" has a smaller battery than the Pro or any 13" but because of the basic screen and basic processing power it actually lasts longer.

    I use an app called SwitchResX to scale the display when I want to see a big file and I use Control - + to zoom in and out.

    This laptop is cheap(er), light and I am very sad that Apple decided to discontinue the model.

    I think my next one is going to be the 12". When I travel, I go to work in co-working spaces and some of them have monitors that you can rent, just buy an HDMI adapter and you good to go.

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