We have the CS5 Adobe suite on our 15" Mac Powerbook, which is several 
years old; OS 10.8.5

Since upgrading to the latest suite (I have the subscription), I get 
messages when Pshop loads that there's a problem with my graphics card 
for some of the functions. I don't use them (3D is one), so it's not a 
big deal, but I suspect that at some point my 6 year old iMac will need 
updating to handle even the basic stuff.

oddly, I load Photoshop every day and I only get the message some days, 
not all. Maybe half? Why this is I do not know.


On 1/16/14 6:01 PM, Britt Griswold wrote:
> There is no problem running the adobe suite on a 15" mac laptop, at least up to 10.7.5. I have no
> experience beyond that, but I would think we would be hearing bloody murder if it were a problem.
> A separate graphics chip is pretty common in the 15" Mac laptops these days, the newer chips offer
> OpenCL/Open/GL processing I think, if your software can handle it, this speeds up graphic and
> calculating processes that are normally CPU run.  I suspect this is what Adobe Premier is looking
> for when suggesting a powerful Graphics card.
> Read this forum thread for a take on Apple and ArcGIS:
> As for the low resolution screen, I would think a high res-screen set to double size (as you can do
> with new Macs) would provide a smoother appearance than a low res standard screen.  If you are
> looking for non-glare glass, you might have to apply your own aftermarket solution for that:
> Britt
> On 1/16/14 4:27 PM, Karen Ackoff wrote:
>> I use an older MacBook Pro and also a MacBook Air with CS6 with no problems. I'm running OS 10.8. I
>> generally bump up the RAM when working with graphics but that would be the only "bump". I do use
>> Premiere, but haven't had any problems. If you are working on a large Premier project, you might
>> break it down into smaller portions and "stitch" it together at the end. Also, a fast external drive
>> would be useful. I would recommend you leave a large portion of your hard drive empty to speed
>> processing, particularly if you plan to do video.
>> You can adjust the brightness of any Mac screen - desktop or laptop. You can also set the resolution
>> you desire (under system preferences).
>> I have no experience with ArcGIS or Linux.
>> K
>> On Jan 16, 2014, at 3:55 PM, janlan <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I apologize if this topic is repetitive.  I am on the hunt for a laptop, which can work with Adobe
>>> Photoshop/Illustrator/Flash/Dreamweaver, and ArcGIS.
>>> I am having trouble finding a laptop with a low resolution screen, preferably 1366x768, that has
>>> discrete graphics cards.  I think Apple may have the highest resolution on their Macbook Pros,
>>> which may hurt my eyes, however, I may need to consider them, as I'm having rudamental issues with
>>> technical service and recovery disks with Lenovo/Toshiba etc.
>>> Has anyone used a typical Macbook Pro 15.6" i7, with the basic configuration, which does not
>>> include many discrete graphics with Adobe Creative Suite CS6?  Does it work relatively well, or is
>>> a 1 gb discrete graphics card really critical to a happy work mode with Adobe CS6?
>>> Does anyone else know of other brand laptops that might have a matte low resolution screen with
>>> discrete graphics?
>>> Has anyone installed Ubuntu/Linux on an Apple?
>>> I saw Adobe Premier Pro recommends very $ graphics cards, is it the only Adobe program that has
>>> such high requirements?
>>> Thank you,
>>> Jan
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