Best setup for Lightroom/photoshop/FCPX

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

  1. 50L macrumors regular


    Mar 2, 2014
    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

    Apr 23, 2010
    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


    Mar 2, 2014
    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

    Jan 4, 2015
    Key West FL
    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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