i7 rMBP worth it for Logic X users? You feel comfortable with 16GB?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by patent10021, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. patent10021, Nov 16, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2014

    patent10021 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    I'm looking at getting a new rMBP for Logic X. Eyeing the top end 15" but it's almost the same price as the base model MP which can be upgraded to 64GB so I'm in a bit of a dilemma.

    RAM is probably the most useful spec for audio guys and the difference between 16GB and 64GB is colossal. I've had 16B in my MacMini before and it's no big deal. 16GB is or at least should be pretty much the default standard in any pro machine these days.

    I really don't feel safe/confident in buying a machine limited to 16GB however I really need that portability. Technically the MP is small enough for carry-on on the plane so it's not a bad option I guess.

    $3K for a 16GB limitation stings.

    What about a mid range 13" rMBP? Price is cut in half and it can still take 16GB. Won't be i7 though.

    Big performance reduction?
  2. maplingstorie macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2009
    Quad Core + 16GB RAM + 512GB/1TB = best combination for Audio production. Unless you're dealing with huge sample libraries then... :D

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