Should I up­grade? Ap­ple imac Pro

Stuff (UK) - - CONTENTS - Ryan Jones Staff Writer

Do you re­ally need all this desk­top power?

Power-ob­sessed geeks only ever have fleet­ing mo­ments of hap­pi­ness. Sure, they ex­pe­ri­ence un­ri­valled eu­pho­ria on be­com­ing the proud owner of the lat­est and great­est su­per-specced com­puter, but that soon fades once an even more pow­er­ful ma­chine en­ters the mar­ket with an earth-shud­der­ing price.

Sadly for Ap­ple fans, it’s time to look long­ingly through shop win­dows, as the world’s most pow­er­ful Mac has launched: the imac Pro. But while the nov­elty of be­com­ing the owner of the desk-bound equiv­a­lent of a Tesla Road­ster just can’t be mea­sured, that £4899 price means you might strug­gle to get your money’s worth.

Power crazy That’s not to say the imac Pro doesn’t war­rant this price. With a 27in 5K Retina dis­play, an 8-core 3.2GHZ In­tel Xeon W pro­ces­sor, 32GB of RAM and 1TB stor­age, even the snob­bi­est spec-spot­ters will be bow­ing down to this be­he­moth.

The only is­sue? If your com­puter us­age is lim­ited to web brows­ing, Net­flix and ba­sic Pho­to­shop jobs, you sim­ply won’t be us­ing all that power. But if you’re me­dia-savvy and reg­u­larly edit com­plex au­dio and/or video, then emp­ty­ing your bank ac­count for the Pro counts as a sen­si­ble in­vest­ment.

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