For what you do, those are probably value-added functions. I do virtually zero video work, and most of my stuff is mid-sized ID projects with small to mid-size PS and AI files. There are exceptions from time-to-time, but my needs are well served by 8 gigs of Ram and the 2.3 ghz i5, and the 27" T-bolt display. The SSD will just speed things up a bit, and cutting my internal storage in half means bubkis to me. At any given time, I use less than 50 gigs of space — including apps and files — because as I back stuff up on the external, I can delete from the internal (and I just doubled my external from 1 to 2TB.
Bottom line, this will extend the residence of my Mini for another year or two.
Ya.. I hear you.... and money is money. But I have the need for more vid power. Crunching 1 to 3 hundred photos can really tax the iMacs vid card... not too mention the SSD speeding up the access of those files and..
F##K all that baloney.. I just want to be the first kid on the block sporting one.
Loc: Alexandria, VA
As I figured, the config I would go for = ~$5,200 … not bad considering what one could spend (see $9,599, above), but still by no means a no-brainer. I'm with Nuke in wanting to be the first on the block, but I may have to try to exercise some discipline this time around ;-)
I also like the shimmy around the deadline: "Available later this year" = "Coming in December" = "Order now, ships in February" ;-D
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