Going to design, school should i get a macbook air 13'inch?

I really like apple products and I own an iPhone,and iPad . However, I'm still a PC user. I want to make the switch. I need to buy a new laptop for school. But, I'm not sure what is the best mac laptop for me.

I'm going to a design school, so I', going to use the laptop mainly for editing pictures, and other design programs like
1-adobe photoshop.
2-adobe illustrator.

I have seen the new macbook air 13'inch and I love it. But, I'm not sure if it able to run the design programs smoothly? and what is best for the design programs the i5 or I7?

Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

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    The Air is a nice machine. How much storage do you need? I would look at the 13 inch MacBook Pro retina 13 inch. I have it and I love it and II don't. Think you would notice a half pound in size. The display is amazing and you would get 8 gab of memory but be sure on either machine you choose to get plenty of storage 128GB is not enough storage for rand if you are going to have a lot of pictures you will need more storage. If you can't afford the Air look at the regular MacBook Pro 13. I think the Pro is the best choice for you.

    • Answered by Rhonda S from Little Rock
    • Sep 1, 2013