which mac for photo editing

Started Apr 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
Johan Borg Senior Member • Posts: 2,551
Re: which mac for photo editing

Jen Yates wrote:

Pic Man wrote:

this one seems to have the best specs for the money.

No, as long as the software can handle 4 cores, the 15" models have far better specs for the money than the 13" ones.

2. It's a dual core machine. A quad core will give you better longevity.

My recommendation, go for the 15" MBP.

Disclaimer: I have the retina MBP (16GB, 2.7, 512GB) , a huge upgrade from an older 13" MBP.

I have the exact same machine as Jen and chose it for a very simple reason: Quad core. I would have preferred a 13" but when I tested my raw converter (Sigma Photo Pro) on both it turned out that the 4 cores of the 15" models (retina or not) finished the job in almost precisely half the time of the dual core processor in the 13" model - even if the 13" had higher clock speed.

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