New MBP's and CS4/Lightroom

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by TSparger, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. TSparger macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2009
    I was at an Apple Store today and was advised by one of the sales people that I would need to buy at a minimum the 15" MBP with the discrete graphics processor in order to run CS4 and Lightroom efficiently. This sounded like a load of poo-poo to me and was wondering if anyone here could confirm or dispute this comment. Thanks
  2. Jon-Luke macrumors 6502


    May 22, 2009
    Cape Town
    I have run both quite happily with a 2.2GHz processor and 2GB RAM and the system requirements say that they will run with less... Granted for photographic work the bigger the screen and the more processing power and RAM the faster and more efficiently they will run - but there should be no reason why you couldn't run these programs on any of Mac's current laptops IMHO.

  3. Kebabselector macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK
    I run Lightroom and cs3 on my 2 year old White MacBook (2ghz 2gb intel 950 graphics), seems to run fine. For most photographic work my laptop is fine (ie I'm not creating 100 stacked images). More ram is probably better than graphics for most photo work

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