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

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    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.
    -web/internet
    -word processing
    -skype

    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

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

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    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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