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Macbook air for Unity development?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by yoash, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. yoash

    yoash

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    Hi,

    I have used Unity on a windows desktop PC and it runs great. I am wondering if a macbook air 2015 would work well also? The specs are 8gm ram, 1.6ghz processor.

    I want to buy one (want to make ios apps so I want a mac for xcode), I am just afraid I'll buy one, open up unity and everything will lag. Does anyone have that same laptop and use it for unity development?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jhocking

    jhocking

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    For iOS games that should work fine. I don't use a Macbook Air, but I do use a Mac mini (so similar hardware) with no problem. It does take annoyingly long when I hit Play the first time after launching Unity, but it must be caching stuff because there's no wait in subsequent plays.
     
  3. JoeStrout

    JoeStrout

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    I have a much older (2012) MacBook Pro I use as my primary Unity development machine. It works fine, and the machine you're looking at will do even better.

    Caution: if you put in any serious time with it, you will probably start avoiding your Windows box. :)

    Incidentally, once you have a Mac, you may find my blog post on cross-platform building & app signing useful. It describes how I am able to build and code-sign my High Frontier game for Mac, Windows, and Linux (well, no code-signing on that one!) all on one machine.
     
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