I’ve been living with my very slow 2009 iMac, which has developed a widening vertical green line from top to bottom on the screen so time to replace it.
I had a bit of sticker shock by the price of the retina iMacs which got me to thinking what I need the computer to do. Mostly I use an iPad or iPhone for the internet, document creation, etc.
I want a computer almost exclusively for managing a catalog and post processing X-T2 RAF files in Lightroom or Capture One. I don’t use Photoshop.
How much computer do I really need? The minimum specs from Adobe & C1 are 8gb ram with 16 recommended. Integrated or separate video card? Hard drive or ssd? i5 or i7 processor?
I’ve had Apple computers since before they were Macs, but use perfectly fine Windows machines at work.
Suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.