Grateful for advice. I am looking to upgrade my dual 2.7 G5 Mac (4.5Gb RAM, 500 Gb HDD) to an Intel version of Mac.
I am a professional photographer and my principle workflow on the machine is Aperture with various 3rd party plug-ins. At the moment I have a pair of Firewire 800 external drives attached as backup storage and a 20" Cinema Display.
At the moment I am considering
- A 3.06 Ghz 24" iMac with 4Gb Ram
- A Mac Pro with dual 2.8 quad core processors and 4GbRAM.
The iMac appeals as a compact and relatively affordable option, but will not (apparently) run a 30" monitor as a second display in due course. The Mac Pro is obviously more expandable and more capable and will run whatever monitors I can afford - but costs more in the first place.
I have also read varying reports as to the colour accuracy of the iMac displays and of the reflections from the glossy screen.
i would be grateful for views, recommendations, suggestions etc!