Upgrade to MacBook Pro

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jmw4 Regular Member • Posts: 104
Upgrade to MacBook Pro

Right now I’m editing my 24 megapixel raw files using Lightroom on my 2011 Lenovo laptop. It’s a bit laggy and the color is off. I’m due for an upgrade.

My budget is about $1000. My aim is to get a computer with a very color accurate screen that I can use to edit and then print my images at large sizes. I need just enough speed to be able to run Lightroom by itself without doing any other tasks on the computer.

Here are the specs of my old computer:

Intel Core i5-2430M @ 2.4GHz, 6GB RAM, 650GB HDD.

I’m strongly considering the 2017 13” MacBook Pro.

Intel Core i5 7th Gen @ 2.3GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Retina display. On sale for $1150.00

I’ve read a number of reviews from photographers saying that they love this computers display, which is something I’m excited about. I don’t have extra money to upgrade to the i7 processor and the 16GB RAM. I know I should see some improvement in performance, how significant will it be?

Thank you.

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