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IMac, Mac Mini, or Mac Pro?

 
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Dec 11, 2013 19:19 |  #61

phantelope wrote in post #16519346 (external link)
great link and info, thanks!

No problem.

An old computer rule: No computer can process faster than the slowest device involved in the process.

Have fun. Unless you're really sure about your workflow, I'd think you're probably better off with a Mac Mini than anything else. They go fast enough and have Intel Graphics, which are good enough for PS. You can pick your monitor from a much wider selection, including craigslist. You might be surprised what you can find there. ;)


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Dec 11, 2013 20:40 |  #62

Zeiterphoto wrote in post #16520137 (external link)
what about the graphics card in the mac mini...the hd4000 doesn't seem really good especially in photoshop...this is what stops me from buying a mac mini or maybe a retina macbook pro base 15 inch..

I don't use Photoshop, but instead Aperture and Pixelmator. Both of these apps use the gpu extensively and on my HD4000 i7 Mac Mini they render my 5D Mark II files in real-time. More impressive is they also render my Sigma DP1 Merrill, DP2 Merrill files (~52 mb) in real-time, and 4x5" film scans (around 320 mb each) almost in real-time, too. The HD4000 is a very good gpu.


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Dec 12, 2013 21:26 as a reply to  @ Tony-S's post |  #63

would a new 13 inch retina macbook pro with 16gb of ram fast enough even though it hasn't a quad core? I would use it in clamshell mode for editing and then use retina display when on the go (mostly not editing)...


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Dec 19, 2013 14:11 |  #64

Zeiterphoto wrote in post #16523207 (external link)
would a new 13 inch retina macbook pro with 16gb of ram fast enough even though it hasn't a quad core? I would use it in clamshell mode for editing and then use retina display when on the go (mostly not editing)...

Yes, it should be fine. I ran a late-2011 13-inch non-retina (but with 512GB SSD) in clamshell mode with a TB display for 2 years, and it ran all my photo software lightning fast. Just upgraded to the 15" MBP Retina, and it's even faster!

The new PCIe SSD's will make the machine amazingly quick.


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