Design Computer!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Synther, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. Synther macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2006
    Hey I am looking for a good designing computer and have been eyeing the iMac 20". Any Mac recommendations on what would be good and reletivlely affordable. Oh and what would be good specs to run The Adobe Creative Suite and maybe Final Cut Pro?

  2. tominated macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2006
    Queensland, Australia
    Wait 'til newt yer when adobe release cs3 - cs2 is really slow on intel macs because of rossetta
  3. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    Still quite usable, but I agree, wait. It's not exactly speedy at the moment, as what is happening is the iMac is having to 'virtualise' (basically simulate) another processor which can run Photoshop. When Photoshop CS3 (the next version) is released, it will scream by.

    Go ahead with the iMac though, you'd love it. Just don't buy Photoshop until they release the new version.

    The actual iMac itself is just about the best computer you can get for design. The built in display is fantastic, better than most LCD TVs. OS X's colour profiling is MILES ahead of what you get in Windows, OS X is much better at handling images/shifting images around and you will find there's more decent software out there for Macs than there is for Windows.

    Go for it, if you're new to Macs, you will NEVER look back!
  4. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2006
    i agree go for the imac, but wait for photoshop, it runs slow, but it is usable.
  5. Synther thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2006
    Okay thanks, I probably won't be purchasing to soon, but I thought it would be good to know. I am currently on an iBook G4 and it is slow as can be well at least for what I want to do with it, but it is good for surfing the web and for school.
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    A 20" iMac would be fine for your stated uses- just be sure to upgrade the RAM. :)

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