Cheapest notebook for Indesign CS5

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by joshima, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. joshima macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm a freelance magazine journalist. Until recently I've been using an iMac but it's dying so I thought I'd replace with one of Apple's notebook options, to give myself some portability.

    The only things I need to use it for are:

    Entourage and Safari
    inDesign CS5 - for opening designed pages, reading and making text changes only.

    I don't use Photoshop etc and everything else - itunes and suchlike - I run through my iPad.

    The big issue, obviously, is cost. Bearing in mind that I'm working with inDesign for 8 hours a day I don't want it to be deathly slow (nothing annoys me more than a time lag when trying to scroll around a page) but I can't afford to spend an absolute fortune either.

    What model would you recommend as offering the perfect speed/expense sweet-spot for my needs?

    Loads of thanks in advance,

    Josh
     
  2. emiljan macrumors 6502

    emiljan

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    Michigan
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    Sounds like a 13" Macbook Pro would be perfect for your needs. Micro Center has them on sale for $999.
     
  3. SatyMahajan macrumors regular

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    Cambridge, MA
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    13" MacBook Pro like emiljan said or even the new 13" MacBook Air.
     

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