Recently bought Macbook Pro MD101 with the purpose to engage in professional design - web, mobile, apps, interfaces, etc. Took it initially with the expectation to upgrade the RAM and hard disk on SSD and to work with an external monitor, that is planned to use it primarily as a system unit. The Mac Mini is not taken, because the new are not subject to upgrade, and a suitable b/2012 was not found. And buy a new one from the top-end configuration too expensive for me too.
The configuration of my MacBook at the moment:
- % I5 2,5 GHz
- Hard disk 500 GB 5400
- RAM 4 GB
In the current configuration of the MacBook to work in photoshop and Illustrator is almost impossible - everything is very slow, even on simple, "light" projects the impression that you are not working on the laptop for 1000 bucks, but on a netbook some. If you open at the same time with the prof. programs browser or a few other apps - MacBook often just hangs. Just note that Sketch is not behaving better - also consistently slows down or hangs. Yet that experience only disappointment.
However, I am ready to upgrade the MacBook as intended. Can supply him with 8-16 GB of memory and SSD drive.
Is there any real sense in such upgrade or is it better to sell the Mac and buy for the money with a desktop full of "meat"? The question stems from another question: do someone of Adobe is stable and fast on Apple's laptops all the time or there will be some pitfalls? And maybe Yosemite, which is itself greedy and slower than Mavericks?
If there are people who are professionally working on MacBook Ah with Adobe - please respond, really need your opinion and advice!
PS I take it the Mac and not the PC, having read and heard plenty of stories about magic and other Sketch app for designers that exist only on Mac OS. However, Adobe products, it seems, is not going anywhere and we should work with them too. And work comfortable.