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CS 5.5 screen size - required vs. recommended

Apr 7, 2012 3:47 PM

Tags: #resolution #cs5.5 #screen #laptop #5.5

Hi -


I installed CS 5.5 Design Standard on my desktop, which has a 1440 x 900 monitor, and it works fine. I plan to buy a new Windows 7 laptop and want to install the software on that machine as well. I'd like to get a smaller 15.6-screen laptop, but they have a resolution of 1366 x 768. The bigger 17.3-screen laptops have a resolution of 1600 x 900.


The CS 5.5 Design Standard tech specs on the Adobe site say 1024 x 768 is required, but 1280 x 800 is recommended. So it sounds like I can get the smaller 15.6-screen laptop because that fits within the requirements. But the second dimension is just a tiny bit smaller than what Adobe recommends (768 vs. 800). Will CS 5.5 still work well on the 15.6 laptop? How will it be affected by the screen size?


By the way, the main function of my new laptop will not be to do intense graphics work. I'll mainly use Word and other Office programs, plus watch movies, use the web, etc. So while I will be using CS 5.5, it will not be my focus, so I'd hate to buy a bigger laptop for that purpose alone.


Thanks for whatever help or advice you can give.


- Jan

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    Apr 7, 2012 3:58 PM   in reply to jmalex

    15.6 screen laptop would be fine to use CS5.5 .....and as tech specs say 1024 x 768 is required, but 1280 x 800 is recommended

    ,,,,so your 15.6 screen laptop that have resolution of 1366x768 meets both the criteria hence now its your choice.

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    Apr 7, 2012 4:11 PM   in reply to jmalex

    No need to worry , I work on same resolution 1366x768 and never faced the issue.

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    Apr 8, 2012 6:35 AM   in reply to jmalex

    jmalex wrote:


    Thanks, Manish_1988. I guess I'm wondering what I will be missing by having 768 instead of the recommended 800. Will some menus disappear off the bottom of the screen, or anything like that?

    It's a scaling issue; there's no cropping.

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    Apr 9, 2012 2:35 PM   in reply to jmalex

    You can also buy 15.6 inch laptops in 1600 x 900 and 1920 x 1080 FHD resolution in addition to the basic1366 x 768.

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