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Adobe CS & Mac Mini - performance?


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I'm thinking about selling my Windows laptop and getting a Mini for work. My primary applications are Microsoft Word, Illustrator CS, Photoshop CS, InDesign CS, and Acrobat 7. I will also be adding Flash 8 and BBEdit if I do the switch. My primary concern is the Adobe CS package. If I do get a Mini, it will have a 7200rpm hard drive, a gig of ram, and hopefully be one of the 1.5ghz models. How will a Mini like that handle CS? CS runs really well on my laptop (2ghz Athlon 64 with 2gb ram), although load times are a little slow due to the 4200rpm hard drive. What can I say, I enjoy working with OS X more than XP
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1.5Ghz would be plenty of juice for CS as long as you have that gig of RAM in there. Flash may be a little less responsive then you would like it to be... but still functional.

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1.5Ghz would be plenty of juice for CS as long as you have that gig of RAM in there. Flash may be a little less responsive then you would like it to be... but still functional.
Yeah...I'd really love a Mini, partly for the "cool" factor, but it may be wiser to wait until the Intel Minis are available.
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It will all run fine unless what you are planning on doing with it is "pro level" it sounds like you are a web designer, so it should not be that hard to do, but if you are a professional photographer who is making a portfolio site and working with you photos too then it might be a little slow.

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It will all run fine unless what you are planning on doing with it is "pro level" it sounds like you are a web designer, so it should not be that hard to do, but if you are a professional photographer who is making a portfolio site and working with you photos too then it might be a little slow.
No, nothing too heavy as far as web design goes. Right now, 90% of my work is hand-coding using Notepad in Windows, but I'd like a tool that highlights syntax simply for easier reading. I haven't found anything I like in the Windows world, but BBEdit looks like it's worth a shot. I also do print work; I use Photoshop and Illustrator for book covers, graphics, and logos and InDesign for manuscripts. I'm sure compiling a 500+ page manuscript from InDesign to PDF would take time on just about any computer, so I'm not too worried about that.
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Yes, CS will run just fine on the mini, I run photoshop CS on a G3 Blue and White with 350mhz cpu and 512mb of ram and it gets the job done for my general webdesign purposes. Also, BBEdit is awesome, I didn't like it at very first but once I used it I realized how nice it is, try it, buy it, or use the free one (TextWrangler?) thats supposed to be just like it with less functionality.

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