Should I upgrade? Apple imac Pro
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.