I need help on knowing which macbook should I buy to run Logic Pro X!! Pleasee


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 22, 2020
Hello guys! I´m a brazilian student and want to start producing music on computer, but the one that I have now is a ASUS from 2014 (don´t remeber the model) and it´s extremely slow already. Thought about buying a pc and ableton standard, but then realized it would be smarter to buy a macbook that comes with Logic Pro X already and I will gain a lot more for my money.
The thing is, I do not know which one should I get. A good macbook air will do? Which intel core? How many GB of Ram and normal GB?
The main issue is that here in Brazil Apple is realllly expensive, so I would accept to buy an used one, just want to know what are the specifications needed. Which years are good, a Pro from 2013 can run Logic smoothly? Don´t know, need help!!

OBS: Important to say that I wanna use virtual instruments and already have an audio interface U-phoria Um2 Behringer of 48Khz and a Bm800 Studio Audio microphone
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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 22, 2020
Here are a a few options that I have:

1. Macbook Air 13"
Model 2013
Core i5
ram 8Gb
SSD 256

600 Dolars = 2400 Reais

2. Macbook Pro 2011 13"
8gb ram
SSD Kingston 280gb

550 dolars = 2200 reais

3. MacBook Pro 13 Retina 2015
Processador: Core i5 2,7GHz

SSD: 256GB
7 Cicles of batery

1000 dolars = 4000 reais (this one I would only consider buying if you think the other ones wouldn´t work, cause it´s rlly expensive and I don´t know if I would be able to purchase for real.)


macrumors 6502
Jun 16, 2015
Portland, Oregon
Option number 1, the 2013 MacBook Air, is at least currently supported by recent MacOS releases up to and including Catalina (though you may choose to stick with Mojave); option 2, the 2011 MacBook Pro, is currently supported only through High Sierra, which runs out later this year. On the other hand, I've heard that RAM is pretty important in Logic Pro X situations where you are using a lot of plug-ins or tracks; the 2013 MBA has fixed RAM, while the 2011 MBP will accept a RAM upgrade to 16GB.

The 2015 MacBook Pro is still probably the best long-term solution: longest support, best processor, upgradeable storage.