Input on a Macbook Pro
So, this year I am FINALLY going to buy the new machine. I've put it off twice now, because my iMac still was fine. But it's gotten to the poitn where I need a newer machine AND I want the ability to work outside of just my office at home.
I did a bit of a customization on a Macbook Pro 15" retina with quadcore, maxing pretty much everything out, and it was around $3800 (with superdrive and applecare,etc) It still seemed a little...er...slow for me at that rate comparing to a maxed out iMac.
I need to run CreativeSuite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, LightRoom, etc) constantly, that's the primary use. So this sucker needs to keep up and last me a few years. Preferably 5 which is how my iMac has gone, actually I am in year 6 I think with this?
My biggest concern besides power and speed are that I need more USB connections...I saw that you can buy an external daisy chain setup to get more of those, but not having as many as I need is kind of a concern. Though I am debating a new printer that will be wireless if I can find a laser one that is wireless friendly.
This is how it's configured at max--Thoughts?
15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display Price:$3,299.00 Hardware
2.6GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
1TB PCIe-based Flash Storage
Intel Iris Pro Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
with 2GB GDDR5 memory
Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
Accessory Kit Software
Pages, Numbers, Keynote
iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand
Also- would I be able to connect the laptop to the iMac and use the iMac as a monitor later?