How much RAM and Memory is recommended for running Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Creative Cloud apps?

I use Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and InDesign.

How much RAM and Memory are recommended for running these programs together seamlessly?

I'm interested in getting a MacBook Pro.


4 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago
    Favorite Answer

    For the best performance, add as much RAM as the MacBook Pro can take. Same with the memory (hard drive and/or SSD). You may want to invest in an external drive as well. Also be aware that programs that draw heavily on resources will also draw heavily on battery power/life.

  • Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    as much as you can afford. more will be faster.

  • 8 gigs minimum. hdd space is cheap enough to matter less. buy a smallish ssd and the largest plattter hdd you can afford.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Adobe recommends that you have at least 1GB of RAM, and up to 4GB of memory. The recommended amount depends on your Mac and whether you plan to use Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator or InDesign apps.

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