Can the Macbook Air handle Adobe products well?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by fluffymuha, Nov 5, 2011.

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    fluffymuha

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    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!!:D
     
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    aeboi

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    Yes.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    I run CS 5 Photoshop Extended fine on the 1.6 gHz core i5 dual-core MBA 11".
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    It can handle Adobe products fine.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Yup works great
     
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    dissdnt

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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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    cedwhatev

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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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    fluffymuha

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    Thanks for all the info guys!! I'm definitely getting one now :)!
     
  9. macrumors 68020

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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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    SpaceMagic

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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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    fluffymuha

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    Do you have any experience how it does when you work (animate) in adobe flash?
     

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