2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 20, 2011 2:10 PM by T_Houston

    Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z and CS5 Design Premium - will it work?

    T_Houston

      Hello!

      I am a solo in-house designer with little hardware savvy. My company is upgrading all of it's computers to the Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z and wishes to lump me in with the rest of the staff. I am assured it meets the *minimum* specs for CS5 but in speaking with other designers, I have been told it will run it but I probably won't be happy the performance. My IT department is willing to listen to any concerns I have but I want to be able to voice them in an intelligent manner and in their language. The basic specs for the system are below:

       

      ThinkCentre M90z series 3091
        Intel Core i5-650 Processor (3.20GHz,4M Cache)
        dual core hyper thread I5 650 chip that supports OGL 2.1
        Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64
        23-inch AIO 150W 85%Plus / Intel Q57 Planar / Non Touch with Camera

        4GB PC3-10600 1333MHz SoDIMM (2 DIMM)

       

      My daily use includes:

      InDesign

      PhotoShop

      Illustrator

      Flash

      and may soon include video editing with a yet-to-be-determined software.

       

      Any assistance is greatly appreciated!

      Tara