1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 1, 2012 2:54 PM by Noel Carboni RSS

    I'm Pretty Sure This Computer Can Handle Photoshop, But not totally sure, Help?

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      http://http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Gateway+-+Desktop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+ i5+Processor+/+8GB+Memory+/+1TB+Hard+Drive/3155928.p?id=1218380518359&skuId=3155928

       

      Specs for the computer in the link and all the info for it.

      And does a monitor have to be "HD" To run photoshop?.

      Thankies^^

        • 1. Re: I'm Pretty Sure This Computer Can Handle Photoshop, But not totally sure, Help?
          Noel Carboni Community Member

          The CPU is more than powerful enough, and 8 GB will be nice to have, but I'd suggest upgrading to a video card (opposed to using the internal Intel HD Graphics 2000 display interface).  Something like a VisionTek ATI Radeon HD 6670 1GB.

           

          I'd suggest seeing if you can move up to at least Windows 7 Professional from Home Premium for not too much extra.  This page describes the different things included in the different variants:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions

           

          And I also suggest NOT trying to save a few dollars on the monitor and get a good quality one.  Your eyes will thank you for it.  The term "HD" doesn't tell us anything useful about the monitor(s) you're considering.  Perhaps you could be more specific?  I don't know if you're hoping to get it all in one place (instant gratification), but I've had great luck over the years with Dell Ultrasharp monitors.

           

          Good luck.

           

          -Noel