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Old Nov 6, 2011, 01:26 AM   #1
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Question Can the Macbook Air handle Adobe products well?

I'm in dire need of a new laptop for school and I was just wondering if a high-end 13" Air will be able to handle Adobe Photoshop and Flash animation...I know I could just get a Pro, but I'm a tiny girl who can't exactly handle the weight of a macbook pro...Help please!!
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 01:41 AM   #2
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 01:45 AM   #3
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I run CS 5 Photoshop Extended fine on the 1.6 gHz core i5 dual-core MBA 11".
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 05:40 AM   #4
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It can handle Adobe products fine.
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 09:44 AM   #6
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Yep use photoshop all day on it and even did some after effects works great. It's 4x faster then my macbook pro dual core from a few years back. Such a fast little machine.
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 11:23 AM   #7
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An 11" MBA would be perfect for you! It's lightweight, and could handle all of that, just make sure you get the 4GB and at least the 128SSD.
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 11:35 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the info guys!! I'm definitely getting one now !
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Old Nov 7, 2011, 03:10 AM   #9
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5.5 works fine on the Macbook Air 11. The Air made me upgrade from CS3 to CS5.5. CS3 broke under the latest Lion. Cost me $800.00 to upgrade my Design Premium. I didn't need the new features of 5.5, but sorely needed the compatibility.
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I've been using Photoshop CS5.1 on my base base MacBook Air 11 1.4Ghz (Oct 2010 Generation).

It's fine for small jobs, but when I loaded a 800mb image, it was very painful.

But I designed my logo just fine, text editing, basic image retouching, no problem at all.

Bare in mind this is the slowest Mac CPU for the last 5 years and it still runs "ok".

However, the new Sandy Bridge MacBook Airs are beasts and I will be upgrading next year.
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Using premiere cs5 the fans kick on but nothing terrible. Photoshop/Illustrator run flawlessly
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Old Nov 7, 2011, 11:48 AM   #12
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Do you have any experience how it does when you work (animate) in adobe flash?
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