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corysw 05-09-2006 11:30 AM

Photoshop on the Macbook
I'm looking to buy a new Macbook. Right now, my portable is a 14" iBook 1GHz with 768MB. I do a lot of work in Photoshop, and I've heard mixed things about how it runs on the Intel Macs. But will it at least be faster than on the iBook?

surfwax95 05-09-2006 11:54 AM

The MacBook isn't out yet, so no one really knows how it will run using Rosetta.

It [Photoshop] won't be native until sometime in '07, though.

corysw 05-09-2006 02:42 PM

Are you sure they're not out yet?

surfwax95 05-09-2006 02:58 PM

They are not out yet, at least not in the U.S.

I read some rumors that the release would be today, but they aren't out yet.

Ghostshadow 05-09-2006 03:19 PM

Unless you are talking about the macbook pro. then yes it's out

corysw 05-09-2006 04:04 PM

I'm talking about the 15" one. They are definitely out already. I went to look at them at the Apple store last weekend.
I was just wondering if anybody has one and has tried Photoshop on it...

inflexion 05-09-2006 05:23 PM

you post said macbook not macbookpro which was the confusion

surfwax95 05-09-2006 05:55 PM


Macbook = Consumer level laptop with good specs.

Macbook Pro = Pro-sumer level laptop with excellent specs.

Clarify! :mac:

corysw 05-09-2006 06:10 PM

"Macbook = Consumer level laptop with good specs."
That one.

lil 05-09-2006 06:13 PM

I'm going to venture that the iBook G4 will probably perform better in Photoshop CS2 than a MacBook Pro emulating it.

Someone may wish to dispute this but Rosetta emulation isn't up to 1GHz G4 speed from what I have used, including quite intensive tasks in the CS2 apps.


inflexion 05-10-2006 10:50 AM

CS2 isnt that bad provided you max the ram out. Strangely though it runs better on the iMacs than it does on a MBP

Scottro 05-10-2006 12:06 PM

im not blown away with performance on my intel-imac, but then again i do work on dual 2.5ghz G5s so i might have a jaded view.

im just ready to see how CS3 is gonna cook in my intel core

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