I was looking to pick up a Mac Air because I want something light and convenient for viewing and editing photos in the field...but then I noticed the Retina display on the MacBook Pro, the resolution is so much greater than the Air...and more power.
It would be mainly for viewing and editing photos in Aperture and Nik....and surfing the web.
Any thoughts from owners of either would be appreciated.
A quick question. Is this going to be a secondary computer, just for taking out and about in the field.....and that you have a more robust computer at home for heavy duty processing, etc?
That makes a difference.
If it is your sole primary computer, I'd say get the MBP...but if you already have one or something more powerful at home, then sure, a macbook air is a nice secondary computer, but for me, certainly not powerful enough for the real "work" I like to do with photoshop, and with editing videos.
Remember a lot of the Adobe products in particular, are heavy users of the GPU and a good bit of RAM....so, check the specs on the Air...it may not have enough muscle if you planning on doing anything more than light editing and mostly image review, like you mentioned.