New iMac switching from PC - Need Help Plz

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New iMac switching from PC - Need Help Plz

Hello -

I am looking at the iMac 27 for a new computer switching from PC. My current desktop is PC Windows 7 based. My Lightroom defiantly is starting to go a bit slow with the age of the PC.

Looking for some advise from current Mac and current LR users on a few subjects:

1) Is the 27 vs 21.5 inch over kill? When playing with it at BB it tends to have a lot of travel while moving the mouse. Lots of desk real estate needed.

2) I have heard of LR not working well with the 5k display with some lag at times. Is this old news / has this been corrected or still problematic?

3) The main question everyone must ask....The Fusion Drive speed. How bad is it??? I love the 1TB drive size and the $300 for 512GB SSD is a lot of extra cash, however reason I love my PC if I was not happy just open up and switch. Not so easy here...hmmmm

4) iCare for $169 and 3 years of worry free coverage - thoughts??

5) Any other advise or suggestions for a new Mac user/buyer would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you all so much for your assistance

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