Macbook Air running CS5

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jogley, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. jogley macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2011
    I am looking to get a Macbook Air to be a secondary machine to run CS5 when away from home. Mostly light Photoshop work, Illustrator, and some Dreamweaver. Any suggestions which model to purchase? I would like ultra portable, and am not sure if I would like the 11" or 13" model. I don't need a workhorse. Is the i5 the best option? (as opposed to a Core 2 Duo refurbished?)
  2. fireworksdesign macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2011
    get the i5 13inch version

  3. rosemary1 macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2011
    I have the 11 inch i5 and it runs Photoshop CS5 without any trouble. I don't have Illustrator or Dreamweaver installed.
  4. aeboi macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2009
    Bay Area
  5. alecgold macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2007
    11/i7/4/256 and it runs perfect.
    But the 13/c2d-2.13/4/256 also runs it quite nice.
    Darn, even my old white macbook C2D-1.86/4/250-HDD does the job.

    So a lot of options are open, but you do notice the difference between C2D and i7 quite well. OTOH, if you use it just for showcases/presentation/minor adjustments onsite, the difference between i5 and i7 is not that big.
  6. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    My rev c MBA runs CS5.5 perfectly well, and I've used Dreamweaver, Flash, PS, Illustrator, and InDesign. Anything you buy now will have the horsepower required.

    It's sometime challenging on Dreamweaver and Flash to get them absolutely happy on a small screen, so I'm not sure how the 11" would do. OTOH, they have a "small screen" workspace now, and that helps.

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