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Jedi Knight
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I have the Adobe CS6 software (on CDs) that I would like to use on a laptop I am planning on buying. I have a great desktop but need a laptop. This is my very first Apple laptop that I would be buying so I know very little about what I am looking for.

Being a freelancer, I need something cheap (under $400) to travel with. That said, I have been looking at Apple clearance, refurbs and ebay, but am not sure what requirements I need to look for to make sure CS6 will work properly on the laptop. There is nothing worse than buying a laptop only to find out that the software will not work on it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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System requirements are at http://helpx.adobe.com/x-produ...ystem%20requirements

Should work on any Intel Mac as long as you have enough disk and memory. There may be some programs that require better graphics or more dis/memory than others; it may depend a lot on which programs you must have and which you can live without (if any).


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Jedi Knight
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Thanks Jack!
 
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15" MacBook Pro should be your goal. Unibody style (black keys) would be my choice over earlier models. Better screen and graphics card make it a better value. RAM and hard drive can be upgraded fairly inexpensively at a later date.

You may want to increase your budget if possible as these models are running between $800-1,200 right now. Skip the 2008/09 models as you will get more "bang for your buck" on 2010 and newer versions.


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Jedi Knight
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Dave,
What about a Macbook Air? I have a nice desktop to do graphics on that I recently bought, but this laptop would be something for the road. Is the Air not as good of a buy as the Pro? I've heard different things from different people.
And I will probably be increasing my budget, because I do want something that will last, but I also want a good deal-I figured black friday would be a good time to buy?
 
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Will you be using this notebook to show work to customers/light editing or as a secondary workhorse?

The MacBook Air is great for a lot of uses but not my first choice for heavy lifting. You also have limited storage and non-ungradable RAM. Most used Airs are treated like rental cars...

MacBook Pro's have more options for upgrades plus an optical drive. If you need to do work, they will handle the effort better.

You will need to decide what is better for your needs, but a little more computer might last you longer.


Dave McGuire
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Jedi Knight
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Minor revisions and possible show customers. I just want to make sure that what ever laptop I get it can handle the CS6 suite. I appreciate your comparison of the Air. It can help me better decide what is best. One of my biggest pet peeves early on in my career was getting a cheaper desktop mac "to start with" only to find that I maxed it out all the way with no more options for upgrade ability. I am just trying to see what other designers use to cart around from place to place. Thanks for your insight Dave!
 
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