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    Secondhand Mac to run Adobe CS4: Advice please

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    Secondhand Mac to run Adobe CS4: Advice please
    Afternoon all,

    I've been offered a G4 PowerPC for 60, but I'm not sure you can run CS4 on a PowerPC-based Mac.

    What's my cheapest option to be able to run CS4 smoothly. Is it an Intel iMac (about 500 on ebay)?

    Thanks in advance

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    Secondhand Mac to run Adobe CS4: Advice please
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    CS4 will run on a G4, but not what I would call smoothly

    You best bet is an Intel mac, or at least a G5, but an Intel would be better if the price is not that much different

    You should be able to pick up a mac mini for around 300
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    Secondhand Mac to run Adobe CS4: Advice please

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    Quote Originally Posted by louishen View Post
    CS4 will run on a G4, but not what I would call smoothly

    You best bet is an Intel mac, or at least a G5, but an Intel would be better if the price is not that much different

    You should be able to pick up a mac mini for around 300
    Thanks Louishen,

    Are Mac Minis really any good? I heard a few tales of hard drive faults being common.

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    Secondhand Mac to run Adobe CS4: Advice please
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    I've had two Mac minis, one a G4 one an Intel. No problems.

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