New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Here's the specs on my new Ibook. Should I put photoshop, ect on my laptop?

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools
Posts: n/a

Will my Ibook be much slower If I put Photoshop and do light video editing on it? Here's what I have

1GHz PowerPC G4
512K L2 cache @ 1GHz
14-inch TFT Display
1024x768 resolution
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
32MB DDR video memory
AirPort Extreme ready
768MB DDR266 Memory
60GB Ultra ATA drive
SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
AirPort Extreme Card
.Mac Promotional Bundle
AppleCare Protection Plan (AAP)
AirPort Express Base Station with AirTunes
Office 2004 for Mac - Student and Teacher Edition
Timbuk2 Commute Bag - 12" to 15" PowerBook or iBook - Black
QUOTE Thanks

witeshark's Avatar
Member Since: Mar 09, 2004
Location: Miami FL
Posts: 2,860
witeshark will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: G4 1Ghz OS X 10.4.7

witeshark is offline
I have not used Photoshop yet, but those specs look like more than enough for it. What's your side bus speed? 133 or 167?
QUOTE Thanks
Posts: n/a

you will be fine...i run mine on less spec than you and it runs very well.
QUOTE Thanks
Posts: n/a

Originally Posted by ravenstor
you will be fine...i run mine on less spec than you and it runs very well.
how much less spec? my mother wishes to run photoshop (in some mac os x incarnation) on her g3 blueberry clamshell but i hadn't yet looked into if it would actually run on her machine.
QUOTE Thanks

Padawan's Avatar
Member Since: Jul 21, 2003
Location: Coruscant, Galactic Republic
Posts: 1,185
Padawan has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: 14" iBook G3 900/640/40 _ _ Power Macintosh G3 All-In-One 315/768/20 _ _ 20 GB iPod

Padawan is offline
Installing PhotoShop on the machine won't "slow it down", and as others have said, your machine should run it quite well. I even run PhotoShop CS on my Beige G3 300 AIO, and though it's not going to win any speed awards, it's certainly usable.


Do you drive a Civic, Del Sol, or Integra & want more power & tighter steering feel? Click here for my inexpensive DIY Power-Steering Removal Kits.
QUOTE Thanks
Posts: n/a

i run it on a red imac g3 and it is ok
QUOTE Thanks

rberry88's Avatar
Member Since: Jun 24, 2004
Location: Arlington Heights, IL USA
Posts: 476
rberry88 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 17" Flat Panel iMac -15" 1.5GHz, 80GB HDD, 128MB ATI video card, 1GB RAM- PowerBook

rberry88 is offline
I don't think it would be a problem but you could always use Photoshop Elements, unless you absolutely have to have Photoshop.

Looking for a PowerMac G4 for $500 or less USD.
QUOTE Thanks

Mojo027's Avatar
Member Since: Feb 08, 2004
Posts: 114
Mojo027 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: iBook 12", 1.33GHz G4, 1GB DDR400, 32MB Radeon 9550, 80GB HD, OSX 10.4.9

Mojo027 is offline
I want your iBook!!!!!!!!!

Yes put them on, after all that's why we buy computers. To do stuff on them, lol.
I can't wait until I get mine, thinking about getting one late next summer or early next fall, for when I go to university.

and I'll be taking my Logitech z5300 280w 5.1 THX speakers with me :].
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« keyboard marks on the screen | SOb... This is bad :( »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
Ibook G3 300MHz 64MB RAM laptop tangerine powerful enough? Dragonfly Apple Notebooks 3 02-03-2004 07:54 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?