MacBook Air - will Adobe Creative Suite run nicely?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by idrewuk, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. idrewuk macrumors member


    Aug 15, 2008
    Hi all,

    I'm a Mac user of a few years but I'd still like some advice regarding my next upgrade.

    I'm currently using a basic MacBook which, after a few years, is running slow. I'm looking to upgrade and am stuck between a MacBook Pro and a MacBook Air.

    I'm keen on the Air because, obviously, it's very portable and I imagine I'll be taking it around a lot for work.

    The high-end Air's spec isn't too dissimilar to the 13" Pro, but as I intend to run Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator on my new Mac, I wondered if people could let me know their experience or if they think the Air will be up to the job of running CS4 smoothly?

    I'm pretty sure it will but any tips or advice would be much appreciated.
  2. pianojoe macrumors 6502


    Jul 5, 2001
    N 49.50121 E008.54558
    It all comes down on how you define "smoothly". Editing the occasional 5 megapixel shoot is O.K. Editing full page size multi-layered PS documents, 100 MB in size, isn't.

    There is a tradeoff for portability in the Air's performance. Best try for yourself.
  3. elmo151 Guest

    Jul 3, 2007
    I have the air [version 1]. CS will run.

    If you will do lots of Pshop etc then get all the horsepower and memory you can.

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