Machine specs & speeds... Mac Pro, MacBook, iMac

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You can speed up steps 2 and 3 by having the files on nice fast drives, but that will never be instant. That said, freeing up the sliders to be able to get on and work is the important bit, and takes less than a second on my machine if I've previously rendered previews.

Makes sense! Hopefully my new iMac (or MBP) will provide the desired improvement...
 
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It's been often debated on a private forum for professional wedding photographers. www.digitalweddingforum.com but you won't be able to see those posts.

Another one that springs to mind is http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=369523

And a quick search on the Apple forums came up with a whole host
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=3836457&#3836457
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=3722754&#3722754

Google something like 'imac brightness calibration' and you'll come up with lots more discussion.

Don't take my word for it though - lots of people ARE happy, and I don't have an iMac here to vouch for it myself. It's just enough that I'd want to research further before making a decision. Maybe see if you can find someone with an iMac and see you if can calibrate it... or wander past your local Apple Store and see if they'll let you play.
 
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maybe i am wacked out, but i think the new mbp and imacs are the same components in a different package, sans the obvious: screen and keyboard. if that's true, the imacs seem to be a better value if portability is of no concern.
 
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