I am looking to replace my aging 11" macbook air for iOS and web development and my bulky Dell laptop for high school teaching use and to consolidate them into one machine. A few questions about running Construct 2 on a mac:
1. I have seen other people running Construct 2 on VMWare and on Parallels. VMWare seemed like it had fewer issues (there seemed to be a problem with tiled backgrounds not tiling in preview on Parallels?). Does anyone have any experience with this?
2. Does anyone have any experience with running a retina display in Construct 2? I read on a few forums that windows and retina don't play well together.
Pros and cons
11" macbook air - I LOVE this form factor. The size is perfect for carrying between classes, as the device fits perfectly in a single hand along with a stack of papers. In addition, the solid state drive allows me to get 87 seconds of work done if I have 90 seconds between bells. The battery life is a little short though.
13" macbook air - This one has a bigger battery and a bigger screen. More pixels would be nice in Fireworks and Construct 2. But is it too big? I'm not sure
13" macbook pro retina - This one is even bigger still. I'm worried that it would be too clunky to carry in one hand with papers from class to class. I like the idea of double the pixels, but I'm afraid the screen density wouldn't play well with Construct 2.
Does anyone have any experience with running Construct 2 in a virtual machine? What about a retina display?
Please understand that windows-based machines are not an option.