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MacBook Air or Pro for Quark and Adobe?

by TreeDuran / June 8, 2017 5:40 PM PDT

I need to purchase a mac laptop and need to run Quark XPress, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Can I get away with Mac book Air or must I get the MacBook Pro?

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The only downer for the Air
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 8, 2017 5:53 PM PDT

May be the small disk space they come with. Those are quite large apps and with the thousands you put into apps, I'd just go with a bigger machine.

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by Zouch / June 9, 2017 11:14 PM PDT

You ask "Can I get away with Mac book Air..." which implies you really know the Pro is the right machine and that some compromises may be necessary to downsize to the Air. These are heavy applications, and can be resource hungry. I'd go with the Pro, a bit more physically robust and more easily upgraded as and when your budget allows or your applications demand.

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