Is the new MacBook pro good enough for using cs5.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jayo1971, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. jayo1971 macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2009
    I am thinking of upgrading my iMac 2.93 early 2009 to a new MacBook pro 15inc i5 2.4, however I'm worried about the preformance. I am a freelance designer and do artwork design using cs5, aperture for my photography and iMovie for the odd video.

    If anyone out there uses one to one the same type of workflow please let me know what your thoughts are.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    I don't think you're going to see much of a performance gain.
  3. KGWVU macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2010
    I'm running CS5 on a mid-2010 15" 2.4 i5 and have no problems at all - runs quick and smooth.
  4. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

    May 12, 2010
    He is looking for a excuse to buy something he does not need right now.
  5. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2003
    Buckeye Country, O-H
    I installed CS5 on a DP G4 the other day, and it ran fine after a RAM upgrade.
  6. junk macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2011
    I wouldn't bother. Unless you need something new and shiny, in which case, why not?
  7. Jookbox macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2002
    I use several of the apps every day on my 2006 macbook pro.

    Edit - ok uhh looks like you already use CS5. I'm sure any new imac or macbook would work fine.
  8. cootersgarage6, Feb 9, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 25, 2011

    Nov 6, 2010

    Yes. That computer is OVER the specs to run it. My 5 year old macbook, not even macbook pro runs it. Not that good, but it does. The MacBook air 13 inch also runs Adobe CS5 fast.. So, that says something. Lol

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