May 13th, 2015
A few days ago a commenter asked about computing power. What type of computing power are professional photographers using and how much do these systems cost?
First of all, my attitude and recommendation for computing equipment is to not skimp on hardware you buy. That is, go with the top of the line at the time you purchase and then plan to replace it in 4 or 5 years. High-performance hardware saves you time and money. In the long run it pays for itself many times over.
So if I were replacing my hardware today here is what I’d go with:
- Intel I7
- 16 gig of RAM
- Graphics card with 2 gig of RAM
- SSD drive for system drive
- Top quality 27-inch monitor
If you were to bay a Apple version of the above configuration you’d be going with the top of the line iMac and it would cost just over $3000. I’m getting close to replacing my mid-2010 iMac and this is what I replace it with if I did it today.
I’m sure not eveyone agrees with this recommendation. What do you recommend?