Want to attend a design interview? What will you carry in to showcase your design portfolio, and what will cost less to your pocket? MacBook? MacBook Air? or Just An iPad

For almost the last year or two, I have been surrounded by this question….

You want to attend an interview with a big company for a post related to the design industry…

Then what will you carry with your MacBook? or MacBook Air? or iPad…

Carrying your whole work portfolio on a CD or Flash Drive is risky as a recruiter may copy your work to their computer without asking you to do so. So there is the possibility of theft of your intellectual property… So, the right way to carry out your work would be on your Mac.

What would be your next portable machine if you owned a desktop, like an iMac or Mac Pro? A MacBook or MacBook Air or iPad.

It will be the right way to compare these Apple Products would be through their Price, Display Resolution Size, User Interaction and experience.

Practically thinking all are Portables or Tablet & they all have Multi-Touch Gesture Support.

All are costly: MacBook is $1,000, MacBook Air is $1,500, and iPad is $829.

MacBook & MacBook have Mechanical keyboards, but the iPad has a Modern Multi-Touch UI that is groundbreaking in the Industry that even competitors are not catching up with,

iPad 2 is with the duel processing in Tablet Form,

MacBook Air & iPad have no optical media support, but all have WiFi inbuilt… But Adobe Flash Player is not supported on iPad.

iPad Display Resolution is 1024px by 768px, MacBook’s Display Resolution is 1280px by 800px, MacBook Air’s Display Resolution is 1440px by 900px.

As Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in his iPad introduction Keynote…

Is there room for new products between laptops & smartphones in the middle?


The bar is pretty high. It has to be better at some essential tasks.


Then he introduced an iPad…


So, what will be the answer to this question of choosing the suitable machine to showcase your portfolio in the right way in an impressive manner & not costing much to pocket???

I would say go for an iPad.

As it supports PDF & Keynote… You can design your portfolio in PDF & showcase it on iPad or design it in Apple Keynote App as it is a presentation application… You can showcase your Flash videos through YouTube & conquer problems with no support for Adobe Flash Player.


But the question is still open…!!! What would be the best device to showcase your portfolio?

Put your answers in the comments… I want to read…!

Thanks & Regards
Mandar Apte

Published by Mandar Apte

Mandar is a Mumbai-based multi-disciplinary designer with UX/UI, Logo, Symbol, and Brand Identity design expertise. He currently runs his Mudrkashar Linguistic Apple iPhone, iPad, and Mac app business in the heart of Mumbai city.

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