LR4 on 2012 base iMac 27

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
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LR4 on 2012 base iMac 27
Mar 27, 2013

I currently own an imac24 2.4 intel with 4GB Ram purchased at its launch back in 2008. I have recently got into LR4 and use it a lot but only as an amateur. I am now at the stage where I am having to wait for the image to render when I use the sliders and wish it to be quicker (as quick as CS3 runs on my machine). I am therefore willing to purchase the new base iMac but want it quickly rather than have to wait for a 'built to order' and wait another 8 weeks (only Apple Reseller where I live).

My question is...are any of you happily using LR4 on a 2012 base iMac (no fusion or SSD) and getting good speed with either the 8 GB Ram or upgraded Ram ?

I am also considering cloning from new to a bootable SSD and use the SSD for the OS and Applications. Any advice and guidance greatly appreciated.

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