Best setup for Lightroom/photoshop/FCPX

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 50L, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. 50L macrumors regular

    50L

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    Hi guys,

    in a couple of weeks i'm going to upgrade my setup.

    Option 1 : 3.8 GHZ retina 5K 27 inch Imac 32GB ram 1TB fusion

    option 2 : 2016 macbook pro touchbar 2.9GHZ 8GB ram 512 SSD with LG 38 inch curved monitor


    what would be the best option?
     
  2. kohlson macrumors 68000

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    In terms of performance, Option 1 is the clear winner, at least for me. Fusion not as good as pure SSD, but I think the other processing resources overcome this, I think. But not very portable.
     
  3. 50L thread starter macrumors regular

    50L

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    I forgot to mention, I would use an external 512 SSD with thunderbolt to store the pictures , just too bad they don't make the imacs bigger than 27 inch :D
     
  4. dwig macrumors 6502

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    I'd go with the iMac, though I would (did) go with a pure SSD internal and a significantly larger external.

    My current setup at work is a 27" iMac, second monitor (currently an older Cinema Display) with 32g RAM, a 1Tb SSD internal (apps, temp, and occasionally a work file), and some 13Tb total external HD for storage plus another 5Tb external for TimeMachine.
     

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