Hi - I'm shopping for a new laptop and would like to install my CS3 software onto it. At the moment I've decided on a customized HP 8570P with these specifications: 1600x900 display, 700 GB disk drive, and 2 main memory slots with one 8 MB SIMM for now with the option to increase to 16MB in the future.
My question is: should I go with the Intel HD Graphics 4000 card or the AMD Radeon HD 7570M? I plan to upgrade to CS6 eventually but would really like to get CS3 up and running on the new laptop before then. Thanks in advance for your help
Which Adobe application in particular are you looking to use? I would recommend posting to their product specific forum.
You may also want to consider upgrading to CS6 or subscribing to the Creative Cloud. It is unlikely your CS3 applications will be able to take advantage of the newer graphics cards. Also programs such as Acrobat 8 will not be fully functional in Windows 7.
Thanks Jeff. That's helpful to know. I'm specifically looking to use Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Do you recommend one of the graphics card over the other for CS3 or CS6? I've read conflicting reports on which is better... Intel HD Graphics 4000 or AMD Radeon HD 7570 M
KumuRay3 I would recommend posting to each of the different Adobe point products forums. This way you can benefit from users with everyday real world experience and their suggestions. The forums you will want to post to is as follows:
Photoshop General Discussion forum - http://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop/general