I have a 4 year old Mac Pro with two 2.8 GHZ Quadcore processors and 8 GB RAM. I find it increasingly frustatingly slow on LR 4 and CS6 (I shoot with M9 and S2). So I want to do something about it (and I don't want to move to Windows). Options are:
1) Keep the machine but add more RAM. Upside: not that expensive. Downside: putting more money into a 4 year old mashine.
2) Get a new Mac Pro. Upside: Can simply move hard disks from existing mashine to new one. Downside: costs and the new is also already 2 years old and I was told that Apple does not seem to invest into the Pro line.
3) 15" Retina Power Mac with 16 GB RAM. Upside: newest kid on the block; super fast SSD; portable but can be used with my currenty EIZO. Downside: costs; need to work with external drives and transfer all data to those.
4) Wait a couple of months when most likely the 27" IMac will be updated and use that with the EIZO as a second monitor and an SSD and 16 GB RAM. Upside: newest kid on the block; super fast SSD; two monitors; 27" great for showing photos. Downside: costs; need to work with external drives (and compared to PowerMac not portable).
Any views & recommendations much appreciated.