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New Here ,
Feb 08, 2021 Feb 08, 2021

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Hi , i have a question, which one do you recommend for adobe lightroom?
IMac 5K retina 27” 2017
4.2 Ghz Quad core intel i7
16 GB 2400 Mhz DDR4
Radeon Pro 575 4GB
Or
IMac 4K retina 21” 2019
3Ghz 6-core Intel core i5
8GB 2667 Mhz DDR4
Radeon Pro 560x 4GB

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Feb 08, 2021 Feb 08, 2021

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I would opt for the 2019 mac with the i5 and as much RAM as possible. 8 GB of RAM is almost never enough!

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LEGEND ,
Feb 08, 2021 Feb 08, 2021

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Lightroom or Lightroom Classic?

 

I would stay away from 5K screens, as these make large demands on your hardware and often wind up lagging. And the GPU is now three years old, which doesn't help.

 

The 4K screen may also cause these lagging issues, depending on your hardware. The second computer listed, which has 8GB RAM may not have enough RAM. It also seems to have a less powerful CPU, which can also be a drawback.

 

So, I don't like either of them. But they may be fine.

 

Let me ask you a few questions: what camera(s) do you use? Do you do a lot of brushing and/or a lot of spot healing?

 

 

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If you don't need it now, then wait until Apple release the iMac using their own silicon.

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