|Jan 23, 2013, 01:30 AM||#1|
Confused! Need help with Mini
I am a apparel graphic designer. I have been out of work for over a year. I recently got a work-from-home freelance assignment. I will need to use Adobe CS6 - Photoshop + Illustrator. I don't know how long would this assignment last (most likely 3-6 months). My old job was using CS4.
I want to spend enough to complete my freelance assignment with CS6 "comfortably". Therefore I will get a mini. I intend to keep this machine to run CS6 for a few years (not as my full time work machine but do my own projects). I understand CS6 is "computer-intensive". I will use my old 2005 G4's monitor.
Here are my questions:
i5 vs i7 - for CS6, can i get away with i5? Or I should get a i7 with the multi-tread since i will keep it for a few years.
RAM - it seems i can update to aftermarket 16GB ram easily with youtube video. I should just get 4GB from apple?
SSD drive - please educate me. This is most confusing. Should I get it?
And is the Apple fusion drive the only option?
I see SSD kit from OtherWorldComputing? Is there a "easy" aftermarket option.
Can i use external SSD drive? Is it the same as fusion or internal SSD??
Please bear with me. I normally get latest and greatest $$$ Mac products from work. I never had to get my own.
|Jan 23, 2013, 02:00 AM||#2|
Getting the fastest storage is more important than i7. Unfortunately, Apple doesn't give you that choice. Fusion is only available as an upgrade to the i7 system, not the i5. So it looks like you'll just have to pony up the extra cash for that model anyway.
Last edited by dukee101; Jan 23, 2013 at 03:10 AM.
|Jan 23, 2013, 02:11 AM||#3|
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|Jan 23, 2013, 03:10 AM||#4|
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