How does the Macbook Air handle - Adobe CS5 applications & 1080p itunes movies

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by slumpey326, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    was just wondering how the macbook air handles adobe applications like dreamweaver, photoshop, etc..

    also how about itunes 1080p movies, any stuttering while playing
     
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    eric/

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    I haven't had any issues with 1080P movies.

    I think with Photoshop and stuff it just depends. Probably wouldn't experience any issues unless you were doing something extreme.
     
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    sfoalex

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    I'm running adobe latest version with no issues. Even running quark. And I have the Core2Duo. If you have the latest one you'll be more than fine on both counts.
     
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    thekev

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    I wouldn't look at CS5 at this point. My main complaint there would be ram. Those programs use quite a lot of ram. Scratch disk speed can matter, but it doesn't fully take the place of ram. CS6 seems to be headed toward further gpu reliance more than I would have anticipated. Considering that and Mountain Lion are on the way, I suggest researching that. With CS5 unless you're using the 3d functions in some of the creative suite applications, I wouldn't worry too much as OpenGL can be disabled anyway. It's not that CS5 is really that gpu intensive. It's just that OpenGL functions aren't implemented very well. I don't know if CS6 will still allow it to be disabled given how much they're reworking some of those programs (especially photoshop). Unless you need a machine at the moment I'd wait it out a little while.
     
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    thanks to all of you for the responses. Very much appreciated.
     
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    Remember to check the Adobe Support site for compatibility notes for CS5 and Lion.
     

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