Acceptable is very subjecttive. This configuration does not meet minimum requirements. If - and that is the ultimate question - you succeed to install CS5, it will be dead slow IMO, around 100 times slower than a fast system. Is that acceptable? You have to decide, but if it were me, it would be unacceptable, especially for anything more demanding than short SD DV timelines with very few clips.
Whichever way you turn it, you will have to work in the blind, because the low monitor resolution prevents you from seeing the UI.
The only thing wrong with this laptop is the CPU, the memory, the monitor, the video card, the disk and the external connections. Maybe the powersupply is OK.
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-or another brand laptop with the following features
-the newer sandy bridge 2720 or 2820 quad processor
-and nvidia graphics preferably the 460m, 485m is a bit much
-1280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card
-and 8 or 16 gig ram and Win7 64bit Pro
-and 2 internal 7200 HDDs minimum
I concur with Harm on this one. That configuration is well below the minimum practical requirements for CS5. Here's why:
1) The CPU is only dual-core like all mobile i5 CPUs to begin with. No dual-core CPU - mobile or desktop - is anywhere near as fast in CS5 as even a mediocre quad-core CPU.
2) With only 4GB of RAM, CS5 will chug along very sluggishly - and even 8GB (the maximum supported RAM amount on that laptop) is marginal.
3) With a vertical resolution of only 768 pixels, the screen's resolution falls short of Adobe's minimum vertical resolution of 900 pixels. This cuts off significant portions of the work area, making editing work with CS5 frustrating.
4) The onboard GeForce GT 320M is weak, with only 24 CUDA cores. As such, it's barely faster in CS5 than a cheapo desktop GeForce G 210 with 16 CUDA cores.
5) That laptop supports only one single fast hard drive - period. It has absolutely no RAID capability, no eSATA, USB 3.0 or Firewire 800 ports whatsoever; in fact, the only ports offered on that laptop are USB 2.0 which (at only 31 MB/s maximum sequential throughput) is molasses-slow compared to what even the slowest of today's hard drives are capable of delivering.