I wasn't a 100% certain and I don't want to buy the product and not have it work. I am a student but as far as I know that wouldn't effect the specs.
Here is my laptops specs:
Model: ASUS Notebook K53E Series
Windows 7, Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel Core i3-2350M CPU at 2.3 GHz
Ram: 4 GB
I'm not worried about the disk space. I have plenty of that. But I wasn't sure if my processor or ram is enough. Any help is awesome. Thanks.
(1) Regardless of what the stated system requirements are, although 4GB of RAM is sufficient to load the operating system and run the applications, performance may suffer significantly. You should consider 8GB of memory.
(2) How much extra disk space do you have? Although the installer may fit on one double-sided DVD, the actual software decompresses into much more than that.
(3) The processor is sufficient, but will not yield stellar performance.
(4) What type of graphics chip is in the system? That could seriously affect Photoshop performance.
As per your post title: Will it run? Yes. Will it run smoothly? Not guaranteed. Depends too much on the work you do. Running any app alone should give good enough performance, but you may already feel the pinch if you keep PS running to make adjustments while having a huge print document in ID using that same file. The memory requirements will grow considerably. And Dov has a point. PS is quite sissy about the right graphics card and driver these days...
Thank you both for your help. These are in responses to your questions.
(2) I have almost 200 GB disk space
(4) I have an Intel HD Graphics 3000
I don't know if this helps any but I primarily work in Illustrator. I may use photoshop and indesign some. I sometimes like to cross things over (I.E bring stuff from photoshop into illustrator or vise versa) but I don't tend to do that very often.
In response to your responses ...
(2) If almost 200GB is the total amount of disk space you have, you may get into trouble unless you store your actual digital assets on an external drive or network drive, both of which could be relatively slow. If the almost 200GB is the available space after you have installed all your other applications and Windows, it will be tight but doable. In either situation, you will probably end up upgrading to a bigger disk drive. Also, if that is a 5400rpm disk drive as opposed to 7200rpm or an SSD (solid state disk), performance will be noticeably slowwwwww!
(4) See <http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-cs6-gpu-faq.html> for information about graphics cards tested by Adobe with the latest version of Photoshop. That doesn't mean that others don't work, but these are those known to work. For Intel it lists "Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics P3000, Intel HD Graphics P4000" - I don't know whether that would include the Intel HD Graphics 3000 in your system or not.