Lightroom Mac vs PC Speed Test | $4k iMac vs $4k Custom PC Performance Test
While we really appreciate Apple’s approach to their hardware quality and design, we can’t justify the price to performance difference at this time.
Speaking conservatively, a 25% difference in performance would turn an 8 hour wedding edit into 10 hours. Spread across 30 weddings a year (for a typical studio), this is a 60 hour time difference in the time spent editing weddings. For a studio like ours shooting nearly 400+ weddings, a 25% difference would require 800 more hours of editing or nearly 20 weeks of productivity.
In this Mac vs. PC test, our results showed that the Apple iMac was behind by 35% or more across the board, making the PC the clear victor.