Moving to iMac from Macbook for UI/UX Design (Need advice)

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  1. maxmaut, Mar 14, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2016

    maxmaut macrumors regular

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    Hey guys.

    I am switching from Macbook to iMac and need advice.

    I design iOS mobile apps.


    What I use now:
    15 inch, rMBP Early 2013,
    2.7GHz i7,
    16 gigs of RAM,
    GeForce GT 650M 1Gb,
    768 Gb SSD.

    I work in Adobe Creative Suite apps.

    What's wrong about it:
    When files get big (for big apps) Adobe Apps lag.
    I use scaling to stuff more UI elements into my 15'' retina. Stuff gets small and my head and eyes want to be closer to the screen, so I am constantly crooked and never sit up straight.
    Hooking up external monitor while doing Skype video call and screensharing slows down the computer drastically (as far as I know because graphics card is an integrated one)

    What do I want from the upgrade:
    Bigger screen, bigger UI elements, better posture when I sit.
    Performance upgrade.
    To last me two years and stay fast with updated apps.


    What do I need advice about:

    4k or 5k?

    i5 or i7 (to at least match my current i7)

    How much GhZ for that processor?

    SSD vs Fusion (to at least match my current 400 mbps read/write speeds)

    Apple or 3rd party RAM?

    Which graphics card? How many GB?


    Thanks guys.
     
  2. maxmaut thread starter macrumors regular

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    This just became super urgent and I really need your opinions guys.
     

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