advice on what specs to choose for new macbook pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by novice1818, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. novice1818 macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2014
    Looking to buy a new macbook pro . . . need some advice . . . I'll be using my computer for these things:

    -Adobe CS6 Suite (image editing, indesign, photoshop, illustrator). Probably not going to use for video editing but would like to have the above three apps open at the same time without significant slowing down.
    -word processing

    so Im thinking 4 to 8gb sdram, intel i5 (i don't need the i7 do I?), dual core and 2.2 or higher ghz.

    Any comments on the specs? Should I up it to 16 sdram? Would that help the adobe programs run? Or should I be fine with the 8 gb? Or would 4 gb even suffice? (I have an external with time machine set up as well, don't know if that matters). Thanks!
  2. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2003
    8gb RAM to make it more future-proof (you cannot) upgrade later if its the Retina model.
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Depends on what size images you work with.
    Very large? Maximum RAM you can afford.
    Web images? 8GB should be ok.

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