diglloyd Mac Performance Guide
Aura SSD for 2013 Mac Pro
Deal Zone, Great Deal Every Day
NEC PA302W $1449, Calibration kit for $283
Still my #1 choice for my photography: wide gamut, true calibration, friendly pixel density.
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MacBook Air with 8GB Memory from ~$600
Used 11 and 13-inch MacBook Air at OWC

New Apple 27" iMac

Thank you for clicking through my Apple Store button to buy your iMac.

The new 27" iMac can now be ordered at the Apple Store. I hope to have a test machine when it actually ships in 2-3 weeks.

Below is the configuration I recommend. In general:

  • The CPU cannot be upgraded, so for 9% more money, a 6% faster CPU is reasonable. But hardly noticeable on clock speed, so not very important in general. Still, the Intel Core i7 might in some circumstances offer a little more boost beyond the clock speed than the Intel Core i5.
  • 32GB at Apple is absurdly expensive. Get 32GB at OWC for about $189 (wait to order until the new model ships so OWC can qualify the right modules).
  • Since the hard drive is not easily upgradeable, the 3TB option is advised. Note that Larger Hard Drives Are Faster Than Smaller Ones as they fill up.
  • For most users, the “faster” graphics do nothing useful. Hype mainly. For me, they do nothing, and I use Photoshop and other photo programs heavily. I disable OpenGL for my work (OpenGL needed to use the GPU). Gamers, serious video processing, etc all can use a faster GPU.
iMac recommended configuration
Cycling

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