Desktop for Photoshop CS2

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by svejar, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. svejar macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I have an iBook, but since I've been doing a lot of Photoshop work lately, I've decided that a desktop is the way to go. Since the PowerMac is waaay out of my league, I'm left with two options: Mac mini and iMac. One problem, though: I hate the design of the iMac. Really. I know just about everyone else disagrees, but that's how I feel.

    Now, the question. Would a Mac mini be able to run Photoshop satisfactory? I do feel that my G4 1GHz iBook is a bit slow, and was wondering if I could expect any performance gain with a 1,5GHz mini. If it's negliable, I guess a iMac is my other option. Or to get a PC... (Yes, I really hate it enough to even consider it).
     
  2. Lucky8 macrumors regular

    Lucky8

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    I would definitely go with the iMac G5 since MacMini will probably not going to be any better than your iBook even with 1.5GHz.
    Whatever you do, make sure you max out the RAM.
     
  3. kjr39 macrumors 6502

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    I have a 1.42 Mini with 1GB RAM and PS runs slow.

    I would consider an iMac or a Refurb/used PM. I really think the PM is a better idea than the iMac...
     
  4. doucy2 macrumors 65816

    doucy2

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    i have a powermac g4 that has cs2 already on it and runs it like a dream
    i am selling it and if you are interested please PM me
    this machine would fit your need for an inexpensive price
     
  5. doucy2 macrumors 65816

    doucy2

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    btw spec are
    1ghz
    1.5gb
    120gb
    ati 9000 128mb ddr
    zip
    superdrive
    airport
    tiger
    tons of software (including cs2)
     

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