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Configuration for new Mac

Explorer ,
Mar 03, 2018 Mar 03, 2018

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I am a PC user (Dell 27 in all in one) but i’ve Decided to soon get a Mac for mainly running LR and PS....

my question is what would you recomment for memory, processor, graphics card etc.  my budget is give or take, $3K.

thank you

sal

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LEGEND , Mar 06, 2018 Mar 06, 2018

You might want to go with a 27-inch iMac with at least 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a quad-core Kaby Lake Intel i7 CPU and an AMD Radeon GPU (which will cost you at least $2.5k after the CPU and memory upgrades) at this point. This is because the currently-available "regular" Mac Pro is now at the end of its production life, being based on an outdated Ivy Bridge-E CPU (which dates all the way back to late 2012) and only DDR3 system RAM. Its replacement (not yet officially introduced) is expected to arrive

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You might want to go with a 27-inch iMac with at least 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a quad-core Kaby Lake Intel i7 CPU and an AMD Radeon GPU (which will cost you at least $2.5k after the CPU and memory upgrades) at this point. This is because the currently-available "regular" Mac Pro is now at the end of its production life, being based on an outdated Ivy Bridge-E CPU (which dates all the way back to late 2012) and only DDR3 system RAM. Its replacement (not yet officially introduced) is expected to arrive shortly.

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Mar 06, 2018 Mar 06, 2018

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Thank you for the reply.  Can all of these items be ordered at the “Mac” store?  Can I go to the Mac store and order what you describe?

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sal

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Yes, you can order what I describe from the Apple store. Pick a $1999 configuration, but customize that (the base CPU is only an i5 with only 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a lousy hybrid drive for internal storage). With the i7, 16GB of RAM and a 250GB SSD, it will cost you about $2.6K plus tax.

And that configuration comes with a Radeon Pro 575 GPU. You have to make that decision when you order since the GPU is not user-upgradable. (There is a cheaper 27-inch configuration with the Radeon Pro 570, but it is offered only with the i5 CPU.)

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Thank you very much. I’m sure like me, many others will also find this VERY helpful!

Sent from my iPad

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