I am in the market for a new laptop--a MacBook in particular. I am wanting to use it mainly to run Windows 7 Home Premium in Boot Camp, so I can go back and forth and eventually get to using OS X more. I have JAWS 14, Microsoft Office, Sound Forge, and a few other programs here and there that I want to run. I have a large audio recording and music database, some of which can be transferred onto external storage if necessary.
I am considering getting either the 2013 13" MacBook Air with the 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB ram, and 256 or 512GB SSD...or the 13" MacBook Pro with the 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB ram, and 750GB hard drive.
My concern is mainly about performance. I have JAWS 14, which in my experience is rather memory-intensive. I also use Microsoft Office (mostly Outlook), Sound Forge, iTunes, and a few other miscellaneous programs. I currently have a Toshiba Portege R835 (2011) with an Intel Sandy Bridge i5 processor, and it runs JAWS fine. I am just concerned about that slower processor in the MacBook Air.
So, I am looking for recommendations, please. Does anyone have any experience using Windows with JAWS and other programs on a MacBook Air/pro? If so, how did it run?