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I'm Pretty Sure This Computer Can Handle Photoshop, But not totally sure, Help?

Jan 1, 2012 2:09 PM

http://http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Gateway+-+Desktop+/+Intel%26%23174% 3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i5+Processor+/+8GB+Memory+/+1TB+Hard+Drive/3155928 .p?id=1218380518359&skuId=3155928

 

Specs for the computer in the link and all the info for it.

And does a monitor have to be "HD" To run photoshop?.

Thankies^^

 
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Dec 23, 2006
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    Jan 1, 2012 2:54 PM   in reply to Giggity Giggity GOO!

    The CPU is more than powerful enough, and 8 GB will be nice to have, but I'd suggest upgrading to a video card (opposed to using the internal Intel HD Graphics 2000 display interface).  Something like a VisionTek ATI Radeon HD 6670 1GB.

     

    I'd suggest seeing if you can move up to at least Windows 7 Professional from Home Premium for not too much extra.  This page describes the different things included in the different variants:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions

     

    And I also suggest NOT trying to save a few dollars on the monitor and get a good quality one.  Your eyes will thank you for it.  The term "HD" doesn't tell us anything useful about the monitor(s) you're considering.  Perhaps you could be more specific?  I don't know if you're hoping to get it all in one place (instant gratification), but I've had great luck over the years with Dell Ultrasharp monitors.

     

    Good luck.

     

    -Noel

     
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