Hi: I am about ready to buy a new Mac. I currently use a 2008 MacBook Pro (2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 8GB) , and it bogs down when I use Photoshop. Any advice on what speed and memory to get if I go the iMac route? I’d really like to keep it down to $1600 so am thinking a refurbished model if I can find one w/ 16 GB.
Also, any advice on hard drives to go with my iMac? Do others store their libraries on external HD? And does it take more space if referenced vs. managed? Right now all my libraries are managed.
Thanks in advance.