Logic Studio with 21.5 Imac base model?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Galapagos, May 4, 2011.

  1. Galapagos macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys ! :)
    I hope you can help a newbie like me with these questions.. I plan on buying an Imac which will be used for music production with Logic Studio.

    The Imac will be connected to a Midi-keyboard and thats it.

    Is the 21.5-inch: 2.5GHz base model powerful enough for this? Can it run Logic Studio smoothly without any problems?

    I don't really want to upgrade the 21.5 to i7 as it will cost me 700 bucks more, so will it really be worth it to upgrade to i7 ?

    Looking forward to your answers.
    Thanks
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Sure the i7 would be faster but the i5 is fine, it will just complete the tasks slightly slower. No way the i7 is worth 700$ though.
     
  3. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    Should be more than enough. But it highly depends on what you do and how you do it.
     
  4. Shattentor macrumors member

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    I have the previous model base 21.5'' iMac (see sig) for audio production and run even intensive Pro Tools and Logic sessions (several virtual instruments) without any problems. So I would say you're definitly good with the base i5. You might wonna upgrade to 8GBs of RAM later on if you run out of memory, but that's all I would do.

    Spend those 700 bucks on something more useful, you won't notice any difference in use with the i7.
     
  5. Galapagos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Perfect

    Sound really good, thanks for your answers guys!

    This will be my first Mac, so cant wait till i get my hands on this Imac.. Is there any advantages buying it directly from Apple?
    Or is it just as good to buy it from some Reseller ?

    Thanks
     

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