On my third iMac, it’s by far my favorite line of computers.
Windows laptops these days are good, but I recently had to basically throw away a 2010 Sony Viio, while a macbook pro I also have from that same year runs like a dream with 12GB.
Yeah, with the high cost comes very good mileage.
Plus, years later, 5K screens are still very rare.
I recently "upgraded" to a 2010 Mac Pro: dual 8-core 2.4GHz Xeons. Put a new graphics card in, NVMe drive, max'd the memory at 128GB. All for ~$800. Gonna update to dual 12-core 3.3GHz for $500 more.
Coming from Macbook Pros that thermal throttle (and limited to 16GB RAM), it's the fastest computer I've ever used.
Was using 43G of RAM last night editing photos. :)
My heaviest use is video editing and recording in Logic. I bet more RAM will help lots with video especially. This iMac is a late '13 27" 3,2 GHz Intel Core i5. 6 years is forever in computers, since my last Win-machine was totally done in 5.
I have no need for a new computer, I'm happy more memory helped this much.
Yes, video editing eats as much memory as you can throw at it. (Not to mention disk space ;)
For what it'll save you in time, it's really cheap. I think I spent $200US on the 128GB of ECC RAM.
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