Hey guys, what comp should I buy for Photoshop CS4?

Question by ladeedah: Hey guys, what comp should I buy for Photoshop CS4?
Hi there, computer whizzes!

Okay, I have to buy a computer that can smoothly run Photoshop CS4 and my Wacom Tablet. That’s about it.

Can you tell me what would be the best laptop AND the best desktop for my need? I’ve heard MacBook Pro, but is there are there cheaper, nearly as good alternatives? My budget is about 1200.

Thanks for reading

Answer:

Answer by vbmica
Your budget for a laptop and doing what you want is very tight. The laptop will not be able to be a 17″ screen so you will be using a 15″ or smaller screen.

Regardless, you want at least a 2Ghz dual core Intel processor with 4GB of RAM and a dedicated graphics card with at least 256K of memory – better yet with512K memory.

My Dell XPS laptop with 17″ screen (1920×1200) and those specs was well over $ 2500.

Desktop would be same specs and with a reasonable screen you should be able to do it. Dell makes okay machines. Get an extended warranty also with the Dells.

Macbook pro laptops are great machines, just more expensive.

Shop around.

Would The guys at apple the store care about an illegally downloaded master collection cs4?

Question by Dillon: Would The guys at apple the store care about an illegally downloaded master collection cs4?
my “friend” got a mac book pro. and he got a download of cs4 master collection and then he blocked all the internet ports to like talk to the software and then he just put a serial in and now he has it. he got a one year one to one session at any apple stores, would they be able to figure out that he got it illegally and would they care, someone said that if they find illegally downloaded things they cancel your one to one account. what do you think?

Answer:

Answer by melcees
It depends on who your one-to-one session is with. I spoke to someone who works at an Apple store and he openly told me that he uses his iMac to download a ridiculous amount of movies illegally in order to watch them on his 27″ computer.