I haven’t started a thread of my own in a while.
Today, I was working for a regular client, however, this time she required large banners (approximately small billboard size, like the ones used on bus stops). My computer, which is almost 4 years old and is a mix of medium-end and upper-medium-end parts had difficulty rendering those roll-up banners.
It’s crazy how fast technology moves. After every major update and features are added; Photoshop and Illustrator are getting even more RAM intensive. If this trend continues, I would limit myself to older builds of the applications that I use.
Although, it’s great to mention the fact that I do more intensive tasks than just social media banners lately. I also work on photography related projects in Adobe Lightroom from time to time. Plus, more power-intensive tasks. However, when I bought the computer, the apps that I have used were OK doing those tasks. Now, it’s slowing down in basic photo retouch on large RAW files. Add Google Chrome with more than a few tabs open to the equation and you would get the picture.
It isn’t a software-related issue, nor some of the parts not properly working. It’s just a matter of applications needing more and more resources over time.
Well, this is just for work. I don’t want to mention gaming…
Currently, I do not plan to update any of the parts, as I have a financial and amortization plan which allows me to upgrade my PC every 5/6 years.
I would have been satisfied with just upgrading my processor - and a bit faster RAM. However, my motherboard isn’t compatible with the latest generation of processors (and I don’t want to buy it used).
I am wondering if you as SEO consultants, writers, proofreaders have the same problems? Actually, if you just use MS Word you won’t have such problems… but it would be interesting to hear if you face similar problems.