Need Mac Pro Advice
March 17, 2009 9:08 PM Subscribe
I'd like to get one of the new Mac Pros
, mostly for use in digital photography. But which one?
posted by Admiral Haddock to computers & internet (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am currently using a first-generation 2006 MacBook (2 GHz, 2 gigs RAM) to organize my photos and post-process using Lightroom. I'd like to get back into using Photoshop, but it (and Lightroom) pretty much choke on the RAW files my camera generates. I don't want to sink any more money into the MacBook, given its vintage. And I think I'd like to have a desktop again that I can monkey with, and install multiple drives in, etc.
I haven't bought a computer based on its power in about a decade (always laptops for portability). What's overkill at this point? Is it worth the $800 to get the extra 4 cores and twice as much RAM (I know that Apple jacks you on the RAM; I'd happily source it elsewhere and install it myself). Do the Adobe programs even take advantage of the second processor?