I'm wondering peoples options on something!?!?? we have an old iMac (2010) and nothing Adobe works on it. We suspect it's a memory issue. I know nothing bout computers so i apologize now for sounding so dumb ! My husband bought RAM foe it but it wasn't the correct kind. My question is ..... do you think messing with the 2010 desktop is worth it for the sole purpose of using photoshop Etc..... or another option like getting a laptop? Or another new desktop?? Again..... I'm not that knowledgeable about all of this stuff..,. So bare with me !
That means current versions of many Adobe applications require a new version of macOS that Apple does not support on a 2010 iMac.
If you wanted to continue using a 2010 iMac with Adobe applications, you could choose to install older versions. However, that’s only a short-term solution because Adobe provides installation for only the current version and one previous, so when the next major Photoshop upgrade is announced (probably this fall), the last version compatible with a 2010 iMac will stop becoming available.
There is no hardware upgrade you can do to allow the 2010 iMac to use a more recent version of macOS, so if you want to run the latest version of Adobe applications you will need a newer computer.
Apple is in the middle of transitioning all Macs from Intel processors to the faster, more efficient Apple Silicon processor, but no Apple Silicon iMacs are available yet. As for whether you should get a desktop or laptop, that’s up to how you think you’ll need to work in the future. If you don’t need to work in different rooms or in other locations, a desktop always provides better value. I have a laptop because I do need to work in different locations.