Will CS5 work on a 21.5 imac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ab1472, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. ab1472 macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2009
    I am saving to get a new imac for use with Adobe CS4 (eventually 5, when it's released) and Final Cut Studio...

    I know CS4 will work the duo core 21.5 imac (i'd get the $1500 and upgrade RAM later on), but am wondering if i should stick it out for the Quad core, so i'll be ready for CS5...

    I know it's not released yet, but do you guys figure CS5 will/should be compatible on the 21.5 imac?

    Thanks in advance
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Yes, definitely. You could probably make it to CS7 without so much as a memory upgrade.
  3. ab1472 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2009
    thanks a lot for the response...

    so, obviously, the quad core would kick the 21.5's ass, but as long as i can work with Adobe's suites/Final Cut/ToonBoom without crashing/bugs on the 21.5 i will be a happy mac user...

    i'm just broke, so this is a huge investment for me, either way, but if the 21.5'll do the trick, that'll save me about $800, so, thanks again...
  4. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009
    Good luck with Adobe software on any Mac. Unfortunately Adobe seems to have let their standards of QA fall in recent years...

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