Yes, but you should be aware that CS6 will never see an update again and
if you don't have upgrade rights from CS5 or CS5.5 you are going to be
spending about $700 for it. If you move to Creative Cloud single
application, InDesign will be $19.99/month which will include CS6, CC
and all future updates.
It's you call of course, but I would advise you think about it.
Thank you for your speedy reply, it is cs6 that we have been quoted for, as it is for an educational site we will get this product with a discount it will mainly be used for small newsletters and publications, so it should be sufficient for our requirements.
Thank you for your advice.
It will run, but don't expect snappy response with an i3 chip and only 4 gb of RAM. CS6 is 32-bit, so it can't address more than 4 gb, but it's going to be sharing what you have with the OS and any other programs (and maybe the viedo, too, on a system spec'd like that), which is going to chew up a a good chunk, so there will be a lot of swapping going on to the hard drive.
Thank you for your reply, so there would be no benefit in terms of RAM in putting this onto an 8GB machine?
Do you think I would notice a big improvement on a system with an i5 processor?
The supplied OS is 64 bit windows 8.
InDesign CS6 itself can't use more than a bit less than 4 gb of RAM, but if you move to 8 it will have access to the full amount it can use, which will help (and Windows will probably run better, too), since you won't be dividing the limited amount between programs quite so much. And I think you'd see improvement with the i5, as well, but an i7 would be my choice for a graphics workstation.
A 64 bit O/S on a machine with less than 8 GB of RAM makes no sense at all.