After 20 years in the PC Window world, I'm going back to Apple.
I'll be buying an iMac 21,5-inch (the most recent - late 2012 - edition); not the 27" which seems to me to large for text, internet and even photo post processing.. and to costly for me.
I will order the computer with the Fusion Drive option (+ 250 $) coming with a 1 TB 5400 drive and a 128 GB SSD drive, and the basic 8 GB of RAM.
My questions : which chip should I choose for photo editing, using heavy software such as Photoshop or Lightroom : is the basic 2.7GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5 (with Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) ADEQUATE for such a task, or do I need ABSOLUTELY the 2.9GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5 (with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) option (+ 200 $) ?
And, as far as RAM is concerned, is 8 GB enough, or do I really need the 16 GB option (+ 200 $) ?
Let there be light !