Macbook Pro or imac for Logic 7.

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Infra Rob, May 16, 2007.

  1. Infra Rob macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks,
    I'm new to the site (and to the mac world), so treat me with care!

    I'm looking to upgrade my studio and run Logic 7.

    I'm torn between a Macbook Pro (2.33 duo core, 2gb ram, 160 gb hd) and an imac (20" 2.16 duo core, 1gb ram, 250 gd hd).

    Guessing the Macbook pro would be the best bet, but the imac spec seems to hold up and is cheaper with a huge screen?

    What do you think ?

    Thanks...!
     
  2. sonarghost macrumors regular

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    The imac is sufficiant to run logic 7 effectively with absolutely no problem. The only thing I would highly suggest is to upgrade to 2gb of ram in the imac as well. This is almost a must...epecially when you use samplers that do not stream from the hd. My setup is a 24" imac, 2gb ram, 500gb hd and I can run it with tons of plugins ,not using the freeze function, and audio tracks so you would be fine.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    If you don't need portability, the huge screen and faster performing, larger capacity 3.5" hard drive on the iMac are winners. Trust me you need all the screen realestate you can get.

    On both machines, you can upgrade to 3 Gb RAM, the 2 Gb modules have come down nicely in price recently.
     

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