Hello. I am currently running a Mac Pro (Late 2013) purchased in February 2014. 3.5GHz 6-Core Intel Xenon E5, 64GB RAM and 256GB SSD (I use a G-RAID 2x2TB External HD connected using Thunderbolt 2 for main storage of files and documents and that is pretty quick as it is RAID 0).
I do a mix of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign work plus websites. Photoshop files can get quite big 300MB-1.2GB.
My Mac Pro currently runs just fine (perhaps not as ‘snappy’ as it used to be but nothing that bothers me to slows me down). But I am starting to worry a bit as it is now over 6 years old and how long do these things last for…?
My record is 8 years for a previous model MacPro (G4) before that had a CPU failure that came out of the blue and killed the machine instantly. Though my current MacPro Laptop is from 2012 and that still works fine (I added an SSD and that gave it a new lease of life).
However I guess it is probably time to replace from a position of strength, rather than having to panic buy if my current Mac Pro fails.
So what iMac should I replace it with…? I would hate to buy something that will run slower. Or would any modern 27inch iMac wipe the floor with my old Mac Pro?
Any advice would be appreciated.
All the best
Simon (in the UK)