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 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.

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