6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 6:33 PM by daleycharles RSS

    MacBook Air and the Creative Cloud

    daleycharles

      I am looking at buying the newest MacBook Air 13" and would like to know if it will run the Creative Cloud well. I will be using it for Web Design and Interactive Media School. I would also like to run Modo 601 on it. Can this computer handle it. $1200 is about the max I can spend on a computer. If there are other suggestion please let me know.

       

      Thanks,

       

      Charles Daley

        • 1. Re: MacBook Air and the Creative Cloud
          Ken G. Rice Adobe Employee

          Yes the computer will run the CS6 desktop applications.

           

          You can read over the Tech Specs for each application by following the Tech Specs link from the bottom of the Apps page https://creative.adobe.com/apps.

          • 2. Re: MacBook Air and the Creative Cloud
            daleycharles Community Member

            Thanks Ken.

             

            One more question. Can I get away with running CS6 with the 4 GB RAM or must I have the 8 GB RAM. If I get the 4 GB I can get the MacBook Air 13" for $1099 from Best Buy but if I need the 8 GB version I would have to buy if from Apple for $1299. Cheaper is better since I am going back to school but if the programs are going to "bog" down I would rather spend the extra $200.

             

            Thanks for your help,

             

            Charles Daley

             

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            • 3. Re: MacBook Air and the Creative Cloud
              Ken G. Rice Adobe Employee

              The extra 4GB will probably help and make the experience of working with the Adobe applications better.

               

              Do you know which applications you will be working with? If you are working on video with Premiere Pro then I would say yes. If you are using some of the features in Photoshop and working with large RAW files then I would say yes.

               

              Also if you are listening to iTunes, processing video in some way in Premiere Pro, while alternating between reading your email and doing some web surfing/research then I would say yes.

               

              If you know which applications you will be using then post in those product forums with the same question above but slant it to working with Photoshop, Premiere Pro, etc. Either Adobe employees who work on that product or customers who use them a lot will let you know about the experience you might have.

              • 4. Re: MacBook Air and the Creative Cloud
                daleycharles Community Member

                Hi Ken.

                 

                I have a new question. Will the Intel HD Graphics 4000 be enough graphics and video support to run all the CS6 applications as they are meant to be run? In other words will I be able to use 100% of the available features of each program?

                 

                I remember my on my old PC I was running Photoshop CS4 and some of the menu features were grayed out because my graphics card was not good enough or current enough or there wasn't a high powered dedicated graphics card to support some new features on PS.

                 

                I am not sure what all programs I will be using in my graphics design classes but I will be using most CS6 apps throughout my education. So If anyone has any info whether the MacBook Air 13" with 8GB RAM with out a dedicated GPU and only the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 will run all Adobe CS6 apps to there fullest, I would like to her about it.

                 

                Thanks,

                 

                Charles Daley

                • 5. Re: MacBook Air and the Creative Cloud
                  Ken G. Rice Adobe Employee

                  I do not know the answer.

                   

                  Adobe employees or other customers will probably know the answer if you post in that particular product forum. But there may be customers in this forum who can report on this hardware configuration.

                  • 6. Re: MacBook Air and the Creative Cloud
                    daleycharles Community Member

                    Thanks Ken, I appreciate the effort. I will check around to see if anyone can help me.

                     

                    Charles Daley