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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?


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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
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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
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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?
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you will be fine...i run mine on less spec than you and it runs very well.
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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.
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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.

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i run it on a red imac g3 and it is ok
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I don't think it would be a problem but you could always use Photoshop Elements, unless you absolutely have to have Photoshop.

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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 :].
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