View Full Version : Cheap laptop that can handle Photoshop

25-07-2014, 12:23 PM
I'm thinking of buying a cheap, 2nd hand Win7 laptop to exclusively run photoshop CS5 on.
I'll hook the laptop up to an external monitor.
What's the minimum spec laptol I should consider?

Speedy Gonzales
25-07-2014, 12:33 PM
According to the Adobe site these are CS5 requirements

Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (Service Pack 2 recommended); or Windows 7
1 GB of RAM
1 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics adapter, 16-bit color, and 256 MB of VRAM
Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
DVD-ROM drive
QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia features
Broadband Internet connection required for online services