Aperture/Photoshop on new white macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Jim on the Wall, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Jim on the Wall macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2007
    I've never had a computer with an intergrated graphics card, but I currently run Photoshop CS2 on a Pentium 4, 1GB PC (256mb AGP GeForce card) and the speed is acceptable for me (although I would like a little faster).

    The new white macbook looks like it should run photoshop/aperture fine, but I would like someone to confirm that it works well with those applications. The most demanding possible use for my Macbook would be Final Cut Express, but I'm fine with a PC for that at this point in time.

    I know those are applications people would usually get a Macbook Pro for but I'm not looking for top speed, I just want something that gets the task done.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. Gioman macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2009
    As far as I know, Photshop doesnt use the GPU (CS4 does, though)..
    The White MacBook has double the RAM, which is also quicker (DDR3 vs DDR2)....

    I would agree that maybe the MacBook wont scream, but it should beat your current computer (which you were more or less happy with).
  3. james-thescalie macrumors member

    Dec 12, 2008
    Im running it on a new alu mac book and its been fine. I used to run CS2 on my old pc and it was REAAALY old.

    I haven't experienced any problems at all although i haven't really done any big files yet. Hope this helps your decision :)
  4. shady825 macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2008
    Area 51
    Im running Aperture on an aluminum MacBook but here are the specs right off the box:

    Minimum System Requirements

    One of the following Mac computers:
    Mac Pro
    MacBook Pro
    MacBook Air
    Mac mini with an Intel Core Solo or Duo processor
    iMac with a 1.8GHz or faster PowerPC G5 or Intel Core Duo processor
    Power Mac G5 with a 1.6GHz or faster PowerPC G5 processor
    15- or 17-inch PowerBook G4 with a 1.25GHz or faster PowerPC G4 processor

    Memory requirements
    1GB of RAM
    2GB of RAM for Mac Pro

    One of the following graphics cards:
    ATI Radeon X600 Pro, X600 XT, X800 XT Mac Edition, X850 XT, X1600, X1900 XT, 9800 XT, 9800 Pro, 9700 Pro, 9600, 9600 XT, 9600 Pro, 9650, HD 2400 XT, HD 2600 PRO, or HD 2600 XT
    ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 or 9600
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
    NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra, 6600, 6600 LE, 6800 Ultra DDL, 6800 GT DDL, 7300 GT, 7800 GT, 8600M GT, or 8800 GT
    NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 or FX 5600
    Intel GMA 950 or GMA X3100

    Minimum operating system requirements
    Mac OS X v10.4.11 Tiger
    Mac OS X v10.5.2 Leopard
    DVD drive for installation
    5GB of hard drive space for the application and sample projects

    Recommended Configuration

    Mac computer with a 2.0GHz or faster Intel Core Duo processor or dual 2.0GHz or faster PowerPC G5 processors
    2GB of RAM

    One of the following graphics cards:
    ATI Radeon X800 XT Mac Edition, 9800 XT, 9800 Pro, X1900 XT, X1600, HD 2600 XT, or HD 2600 PRO
    NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series, 7300 GT, 7800 GT 8600M GT, or 8800 GT
    NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 or FX 5600
  5. whitemacbook macrumors member


    Mar 1, 2009
    yes the white macbook definitely runs CS3 fine

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