- MacBook Pro (13 inch, Mid 2012)
- Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
- Memory: 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
- Startup Disk: External 512GB SSD
410GB - Photos App
34GB - OS & everything else
Memory runs between between 80-90%, but can go up to 98% and freeze everything when importing large home videos into Photos
For boring/personal/financial reasons I am looking to buy an iMac to last as MANY YEARS as possible…see below
- 21.5‑inch iMac with Retina 4K display
- 3.6GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i3 processor
- 8GB DDR4 memory
- Radeon Pro 555X with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
- 256GB SSD storage
- Magic Trackpad 2
OS / Apps - Internal 256GB SSD
Photos/Files - External 512GB SSD, to be upgraded to 1TB when needed
Work - Photos - Importing and maintaining family photo and video collection
Work - Safari / Blogging
Play - Plex Server (media collection kept on a wireless hard drive/NAS)
Play - I would like to keep lots of my regularly used apps open…but this is out of luxury not necessity!
- To maximise the life of this proposed machine should I a) spend £180 to upgrade to 16GB memory, b) spend £180 to upgrade to 512GB Internal SSD or c) do neither and put the £180 in the savings pot for a future external SSD drive purchase?
- Any other queries from you guys or points to consider?