Wondered if there are any iMac Pro users out there who went through a similar thought process trying to decide on which to get. So so background... Here's my main day to day uses / tasks- - FCPX / Compressor: TV / Film and Web delivery (2k delivery mostly but shoot in 10bit 4k - though moving to 4K soon is inevitable.) - Adobe suite - but mainly PS / AI / AU / ID - Logic Pro X - For scoring and some audio post for larger TV / Film stuff - RX7 Audio suite - Resolve / Fusion - I do all kinds of other print / web / digital content on a daily basis too My main machine at the moment (Please don't laugh!) - is a 2012 cMBP with a couple of SSDs in it. Amazed it still holding up So my thinking is this: iMac i9 / 40GB Ram / 1TB SSD / Vega 48 Pros: - Price - Cheaper memory upgrade Cons: - 1 Thunderbolt Lane - Non EEC memory - Slow'ish USB3 - No 1000 gigabit ethernet option - Possibly noisier and hotter than the iMac Pro Price in NZ going to be about $4500 NZD iMac Pro 8 Core / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD / VEGA 56 Pros: - 2 Thunderbolt lanes - 1000 gigabit ethernet - EEC Memory - Quieter and Cooler Cons: - Price. I could put the difference towards a new MBP - Comes with 32GB EEC but upgrading is going to be expensive Price is going to cost over $8,200 here in NZ - Shame there is no refurb / discounted options in NZ easily available. Summary: Going to setting this up in a studio on a network eventually with a 1000gb Ethernet NAS etc. Currently use Samsung T5's as video project / scratch disks. Not really concerned about the cost as this is a work machine that pays for itself quite quickly. What I'm hesitant about / are curious about is: - Getting the cheaper iMac option will still be a massive performance increase over my current set up - and that would enable me to have some more funds to go towards a new MBP or even a new Mac Pro when they are released - I've had Mac Pros in the past and love the stability / longevity of performance - But I'm curious to see what experiences people in a similar situation have had working with the new iMac Pros - There may be a new iMac Pro shortly? - But I guess there won't be a massive performance gain in the next gen iMac Pro? - If they are likely to be similar in performance, then I would be less hesitant on pulling the plug on one now. I've not discounted the Mac Mini at the moment either. If the new iMac had 4 thunderbolt ports I wouldn't hesitate, but because I may add an eGPU fairly soon to the setup - together with some thunderbolt storage, I'm not sure a single lane on the new iMacs would cut-it. Anyone on a new iMac run an eGPU / Thunderbolt storage. Would love to know your thoughts before I place an order later this week.